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Legal news from Sunday, July 9, 2017
by Rachel Gerber

Venezuelan political prisoner Leopoldo López was released from a military prison Saturday on house arrest after the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice ordered his release due to health concerns. López has been detained by the government since early 2014 on a 13-year sentence after being charged with inciting anti-government protests. …

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by Jonathon Churchin

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday extended his ruling that Iraqi nationals with orders to leave the US cannot be deported for another two weeks. The order temporarily blocks the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals until July 24. The American Civil Liberties Union, representing the …

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by Rachel Gerber

A wounded officer in a Baton Rouge shooting last year filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Friday alleging that Black Lives Matter and five of its leaders were responsible for inciting violence that led to the attack. The complaint lists a long timeline of …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday dismissed Hawaii's appeal to challenge the rules of the Trump administration's travel ban. The three-judge panel decided that the court did not have jurisdiction, clarifying that the question should be posed to the US Supreme Court. Hawaii was lodging an attempt to allow grandparents and …

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