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Legal news from Thursday, June 8, 2017
by Autumn Callan

The Connecticut General Assembly on Tuesday passed HB 5743, an anti-hate crime bill that could be the strongest in the country. The legislation makes any hate crime an automatic felony rather than a misdemeanor. The bill is also more inclusive as to what constitutes a hate crime by adding violence or threats based on someone's gender. …

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by Erik Slobe

Agnes Callamard, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, presented a report to the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday calling for governments to do more to reduce violence against women and LGBTQI individuals. The report called gender-related killings a type of arbitrary execution. While roughly 5 percent of male homicide …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court lifted the stay of execution granted last week by the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for Robert Melson late Tuesday. The brief order was issued by Justice Clarence Thomas and noted that Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer opposed the decision. Melson …

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by Erik Slobe

Germany's Federal Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that a tax on nuclear fuel was illegal. The tax, implemented in January 2011, charged nuclear power plants €145 per gram of fissile nuclear fuel loaded in a power plant. The court ruled that the tax did not fit within the types …

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by Autumn Callan

The Delaware legislature approved a bill on Tuesday that guarantees access to abortion. The bill, which was previously approved by the state Senate, was approved by a vote of 22-16 after five hours of debate and discussion. The bill ensures that the provisions of Roe v. Wade remain legal at the state level should …

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