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Legal news from Monday, June 12, 2017
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, DC, filed suit Monday against US President Donald Trump, alleging that he has violated the constitution by accepting payments and gifts from foreign governments while in office. The suit claims that by retaining ownership of and involvement in his company, Trump is in violation of the foreign and domestic emoluments …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled against the majority of President Donald Trump's revised executive order limiting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. The ruling affirmed the majority of a district court injunction that blocked the order from being enforced. The judges affirmed the injunction on statutory …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

In a non-binding referendum with only 23 percent turnout, 97 percent of Puerto Rico voters opted for statehood Sunday. Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares announced the results Sunday and said he will communicate the results with the US Congress. The other options, independence and free association received 1.5 percent of the votes, and the current territorial status …

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