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Legal news from Saturday, June 24, 2017
by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The US District Court for the Western District of Washington on Wednesday denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss a class-action suit filed against President Donald Trump and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The suit was filed against the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP) …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The lower house of the German Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to compensate thousands of individuals who had been persecuted and imprisoned for their sexuality. The law under which the individuals had been convicted is paragraph 175 of Germany's criminal code, and was put in place in 1871. The scope of the law …

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by Jennifer Suder

Amnesty International UK (AI) on Friday called for improved police training and a review of the legal framework as they relate to hate crimes in the UK. In a news briefing tilted "Against Hate: Tackling hate crime in the UK", AI highlights a 42 per cent rise in hate crime in the two weeks prior …

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by Jennifer Suder

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of over 100 Iraq nationals, arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, for approximately two weeks during which time the court will decide whether it has jurisdiction in the matter.Judge Mark Goldsmith, who issued the order staying the …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit lifted an injunction Thursday on a Mississippi law that critics say allows individuals, including government employees, to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people for religious reasons. According to a legal analysis from Columbia University, House Bill 1523, or the Protecting …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the proper review forum when the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) dismisses a mixed case on jurisdictional grounds is district court. The decision comes out of Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board, a case concerning a federal employee who had a complaint of both adverse …

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