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Legal news from Tuesday, July 4, 2017
by Akira Tomlinson

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida ruled on Monday that amendments made to the state's "stand your ground" laws last month are unconstitutional. Specifically, Judge Milton Hirsch found that SB 128, the law in question, violated art. II § 3 of the Florida Constitution, which prohibits one branch of government from exercising powers confined …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Maciej Szpunar, on Tuesday declared that EU member states were entitled to "prohibit and punish the illegal exercise of a transport activity such as UberPop without having to notify the Commission of the draft law in advance." Uber France firmly argues that the …

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by Lars Peterson

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday scheduled the execution of Mark Asay which will be the state's first execution in nearly two years. The execution of death row inmates in Florida had been halted after their sentencing procedure was deemed unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court. Initially the sentencing system involved a jury that recommended the …

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by Lars Peterson

The Peru Congress on Monday unanimously voted to remove the Comptroller, Edgar Alarcon, from office. The vote to remove Alarcon was initiated over accusations that he gave public funds to the mother of his children, violated ethical rules by running a business while in office, and coerced an auditor to withhold information from Congress. …

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