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Legal news from Saturday, May 27, 2017
by Meena Ansari

Judge Raymond Jackson of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday tossed out the life sentences imposed by Virginia courts for Lee Boyd Malvo, ruling that Malvo must be re-sentenced in light of a 2012 US Supreme Court decision banning life sentences for juveniles. …

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by Meena Ansari

The government of France, under its newly elected president Emmanuel Macron, announced its intention on Friday to introduce [Inquirer.Net report] a law ending prison terms for marijuana usage by the end of the year, although marijuana consumption will remain a criminal offense. Macron had promised during his campaign to reform cannabis laws upon becoming president. Under current …

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by Akira Tomlinson

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper filed a new suit against Republican state legislators on Friday challenging laws, which allegedly unconstitutionally limit his power to appoint appeals court judges and members of board and commissions. Cooper argues that these laws prevent him from successfully performing his duties. The laws in question reduce the number of court of …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan vetoed a bill on Friday that would have barred colleges from inquiring about applicants criminal history. Senate Bill 543, also called the Maryland Fair Access to Education Act, prohibited colleges from using applicant's criminal history to automatically restricting their admission or limit certain collegiate activities. In his veto letter [text, …

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