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Legal news from Tuesday, June 27, 2017
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in six cases Tuesday. In the consolidated cases of Christie v. NCAA and National Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association v. NCAA, the court will consider whether a New Jersey law allowing sports betting at casinos and race tracks is preempted by federal law. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The US Supreme Court closed its 2016 term Monday with orders in several pending cases. The court ordered reargument in Jennings v. Rodrigues, in which the court must determine three issues concerning whether aliens seeking entry into the United States must be afforded bond hearings, especially in situations involving criminal or terrorist aliens …

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by Rachel Gerber

Human Rights Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was released on medical parole as he was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, Liu's lawyer and prison officials stated on Monday. Liu's lawyer Mo Shaoping released the statement and prison authorities have further added that …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court on Monday held in Davila v. Davis that the procedural default of ineffective-assistance-of-appellate-counsel claims are not excused by the ineffective assistance of postconviction counsel. Petitioner Erik Davila confessed to accidentally killing a woman and her five-year-old granddaughter, as well as wounding several others, while he was attempting to shoot the …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case concerning a bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers. The court also denied review of an important Second Amendment [LII …

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