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Legal news from Thursday, June 22, 2017
by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the convictions of several men who robbed, raped, kidnapped Catherine Fuller in the District of Columbia in 1984. Twenty-five years after being convicted in Turner, et al. v. United States, Turner and several other defendants moved to have their sentences vacated on the assertion that the government …

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by Autumn Callan

Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a health care bill Thursday, proposing numerous changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill will repeal many of the ACA's measures including the tax increases it enforced to pay for itself and Medicaid, essentially giving tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. The fines imposed by …

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by Autumn Callan

A Jerusalem court ruled on Wednesday that El Al Airline employees cannot ask women to change seats to accommodate men. Recently there has been an increased number of disruptions on flights due to ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who refuse to sit next to women for fear of inadvertently touching them during a flight. …

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by Erik Slobe

A federal judge approved a settlement Tuesday between the family of Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson, Missouri. The settlement was approved by Judge E Richard Webber of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and details of the settlement agreement will remain sealed. Webber stated, "disclosure of the terms …

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by Erik Slobe

Venezuela's Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an investigation into the country's attorney general, Luisa Ortega, for "alleged commission of serious offenses in the exercise of office." The investigation was initiated by claims from Pedro Carreño, a lawmaker from President Nicolás Maduro's political party, who has accused Ortega of being mentally ill. Ortega has recently become a …

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