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Legal news from Friday, July 7, 2017
by Autumn Callan

William Morva was executed by lethal injection Thursday after supporters failed to convince Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to grant him clemency because of a mental illness. Morva, a US Hungarian national, was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a hospital security guard and a Sheriff's deputy in 2008. A court-appointed psychiatrist diagnosed Morva with delusional …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

Italy's Chamber of Deputies approved a bill on Wednesday to outlaw certain forms of torture. The new law defines torture as "acts, single or repeated, causing suffering and trauma such as to harm the dignity of a person, already deprived of their liberty" by a public official or anyone else responsible for the …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief Thursday urging a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas to dismiss a challenge to changes to Texas' 2011 voter ID law, which was found to be discriminatory against minority voters. The DOJ argued that Texas' …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The Constitutional Court of Spain ruled Wednesday that provisions of the Catallan budget that allocated funds to the upcoming independence referendum are illegal. The court held that any funds allocated to financing the October 1 referendum are unconstitutional and therefore void. The ruling aligned with the Madrid …

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