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Legal news from Tuesday, June 6, 2017
by Autumn Callan

Fugitive ex-governor of Quintana Roo, Mexico, Roberto Borge, was arrested on Monday in Panama. Borge, a member of President Enrique Peña Nieto's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), was taken into custody on charges of corruption. He was wanted in connection with the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of state properties. Borge denies all charges. The …

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by Autumn Callan

Philippine opposition lawmakers petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to reject President Rodrigo Duterte's imposition of martial law. Duterte declared martial law on May 23 when heavily armed militants linked to the Islamic State took over large parts of Marawi City, a provincial capital in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Six House …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc. that as-of-right intervenors must have independent Article III standing to intervene under Rule 24(a)(2). Justice Samuel Alito delivered the opinion of a unanimous court. In 2012 Steven Sherman, a land developer, filed suit against the Town of Chester …

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by Rachel Gerber

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission that claims for disgorgement in an SEC enforcement action are held within the five-year statute of limitations. The court was unanimous in its opinion that the SEC filing for disgorgement to prevent unjust enrichment is limited as …

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by Rachel Gerber

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Honeycutt v. United States that forfeiture is limited to property the defendant actually obtained as a result of the crime or "tainted property." The court held that the Comprehensive Forfeiture Act of 1984 limits property to the definitions within the act and rejected the government's …

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