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Legal news from Saturday, May 20, 2017
by Miracle Jones

A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled that the Arizona Department of Corrections' (ADC) outgoing mail policy calling for a "page-by-page content review" of inmates' confidential outgoing legal mail violated the First and Sixth Amendments of the US Constitution. In reaching this conclusion, the panel applied …

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by Miracle Jones

The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a special bill on Friday allowing the reigning Emperor Akihito to abdicate his throne. This development comes after the 83-year-old emperor hinted at the negative impact the grueling schedule had on his health during a televised remark last year. The current laws preclude the emperor …

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by Lars Peterson

The Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) released a report on Friday that revealed the findings of a year-long investigation into human rights violations in the Yei Town, Central Equatoria area of South Sudan. The human rights violations stem from violence between the government and opposition forces led by Riek Machar …

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by Autumn Callan

A settlement was reached between plaintiffs and several car manufacturers in a lawsuit concerning defective Takata airbag inflators on Thursday. The faulty airbags would rupture and expel debris, causing injury and damage to the vehicle's cabin. At least 16 deaths were linked to the defect. Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW will collectively …

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