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Legal news from Friday, July 14, 2017
by Autumn Callan

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Hawaii expanded the exemptions permitted under the Trump administration's temporary travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries late Thursday night. Earlier this month the state of Hawaii asked Judge Derrick Watson to interpret the scope of a ruling from the Supreme …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

Malta's Parliament approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, making it the fifteenth country in the EU and the twenty-fifth country in the world to do so. The bill, in making marriage "fully gender neutral" also allows same-sex couples to "adopt or take on their partner's surname without distinction." Malta had only legalized [WP …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The US Senate introduced new proposed legislation Thursday to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill will allow insurance companies already providing policies under the ACA to offer cheaper plans with limited coverage options and contains provisions for providing states with funding for treating opiod addiction. The bill also requires providers to give …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld Wisconsin's right to work law on Wednesday. This law says that unions cannot force workers to "ecome or remain a member of a labor organization... Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges or expenses of any kind or amount, …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The UK Parliament published legislation Thursday to sever political, financial and legal ties with the EU. The legislation, known as the Great Repeal Bill, will be a significant step towards the country's exit from the EU, which the UK hopes to complete by 2019. The bill will ensure that all EU laws put in place by …

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