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Legal news from Saturday, June 17, 2017
by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

A special anti-terrorism court in Mumbai, India found six men guilty yesterday for the 1993 terrorist bombings in Mumbai, then called Bombay, where almost 300 people were killed and hundreds more were injured. The special court was formed under the order of the Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Act(TADA), a controversial law that has …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday called on the government of Nigeria to conduct an investigation into the actions of the military that occurred during and throughout the conflict with Boko Haram. AI issued a comprehensive report in 2015 detailing the alleged abuses thousands have suffered by the hand of the Nigerian military due to the …

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by Jonathon Churchin

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday, titled "Expanding Apprenticeships in America," shifting the federal government's responsibility of creating and monitoring apprenticeship programs to third party private entities such as businesses, nonprofit organizations, and unions. Under this new system, the third party entities can set their own standards for success and submit their metrics for …

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by Jonathon Churchin

A bipartisan group of state attorneys general from Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Texas on Thursday announced joint investigations into the marketing and sales practices of the manufacturers of opioid painkillers. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey stated: "The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis that is claiming lives in our state and across the country, and …

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