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Legal news from Saturday, July 1, 2017
by William Theisen

In a narrow 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Iowa ruled on Friday that former Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner, and now chief judge of the board, Christopher Godfrey can sue high-ranking government officials, including Governor Kim Reynolds and former Governor Terry Branstad, for violating equal protection and due process rights granted by the Iowa …

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by William Theisen

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law on Friday which takes aim at the state's ongoing opioid epidemic. Calling the widespread epidemic "a complex crisis that does not have one root cause, nor... a simple solution," Mallow had initially introduced the legislation, now codified as Public Act 17-131, in January. …

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by Lars Peterson

The Austria Constitutional Court on Friday ruled that the government seizure of the apartment complex where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born is constitutional. The Court elaborated that "the expropriation of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace in Braunau (Upper Austria) by law was in the public …

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by Lars Peterson

The Supreme Court of Texas held on Friday that the Houston's benefits policy need not extend to same-sex couples. In so holding, the Court concluded that: "The Supreme Court held in Obergefell that the Constitution requires states to license and recognize same-sex marriages to the same extent that they license and recognize opposite-sex marriages, but …

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