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Legal news from Thursday, June 29, 2017
by Autumn Callan

The Ohio Senate voted 24-9 Wednesday to approve SB 145, a bill the criminalizes a common second-trimester abortion procedure. The bill specifically targets [Cleveland.com report] dilation and evacuation (D&E) which is usually performed after the twelfth week of pregnancy. During a D&E a woman's cervix is dilated and the fetus is removed with suction and …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Department of State on Wednesday issued guidelines for the modified travel ban allowed by the US Supreme Court earlier this week. The order permits denying visas to travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries unless the visitor has a "bona fide relationship" with a business or close family member but the court did …

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by Erik Slobe

In the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report released on Tuesday, the US State Department downgraded China to Tier 3, which is the lowest tier for human trafficking. Tier 3 represents "countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so. China joins 22 other countries in …

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by Erik Slobe

The Hague Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision that Dutch peacekeepers were 30 percent responsible for the deaths of 300 Muslim males who were turned away from a Dutch UN base in 1995 when the area surrounding the base was overrun with Bosnian Serb troops. In the ruling, Presiding Judge …

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