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Legal news from Wednesday, July 19, 2017
by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed in part a ruling by the US District Court for the District of Hawaii concerning the scope of the Trump administration's travel ban. The state of Hawaii filed a brief on Tuesday in response to the government's request that the US Supreme Court clarify who can …

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by Alexis Wheeler

UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed concerns that the Libyan National Army (LNA) has committed and will continue to commit summary executions of men that have been taken prisoner. Through a spokesperson, Hussein stated that the alarm over the worsening human rights conditions in the nation was heightened after recent …

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by Alexis Wheeler

California Governor Jerry Brown has been credited with pushing through legislation Monday to extend the state's cap and trade program another 10 years. Bills AB 398 and AB 617 were passed by the California legislature with the support of more than 150 community leaders and groups, including those of environmental and public health. The program …

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