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Legal news from Friday, June 9, 2017
by Elizabeth Lowman

Japan's lower legislative house approved changes to Japan's century-old rape laws on Thursday that would expand the definition of rape, lengthen prison sentences to five years and allow prosecutions to occur in instances where a victim did not press charges. The amendments would redefine rape to include more forms of forced sexual penetration, which would …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

Attorneys for Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah have filed a lawsuit against the two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who developed the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA, including waterboarding and sleep deprivation. The UK human rights group Reprieve announced the case on Wednesday. The attorneys are seeking to subpoena the psychologists in order …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block a finding that a Texas county's bail system discriminates against the poor. Officials of Harris County petitioned the court on Tuesday for an emergency order to block the ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which called for the release …

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by Autumn Callan

Former FBI director James Comey testified on Thursday in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. During more than two hours of testimony, Comey recounted nine encounters with President Donald Trump. Comey had documented each time he met with the president in private. While he did not make any new revelations about links …

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