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Legal news from Thursday, July 13, 2017
by Autumn Callan

California Representative Brad Sherman filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The measure accuses Trump of obstructing justice concerning the Russia probe by using "his authority to hinder and cause the termination of such investigation(s) including through threatening, and then terminating, James Comey." Critics of the move believe it is …

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by Erik Slobe

Indonesian president Joko Widodo signed a decree Monday that allows the government to ban radical organizations. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called the decree troubling, saying it goes against freedom of association and expression. It is believed that the decree is meant to target a group known as Hizbut Tahrir, which calls for Shariah …

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by Erik Slobe

Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva was convicted Wednesday of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison. Lula da Silva, who was president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, was charged with obtaining USD $1.1 million from a construction company in improvements and expenses for an apartment in exchange for getting …

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