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Legal news from Thursday, August 3, 2017
by Lindsay Offutt

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for a Senate bill to cut immigration levels over a decade. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and Georgia Senator David Perdue introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act to "spur economic growth and raise working Americans' wages by giving priority to the …

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by Lindsay Offutt

The Jordanian parliament on Tuesday narrowly voted to repeal Article 308 of the penal code, which permitted rapists to escape punishment if they married their victims. Rights groups applauded the decision, calling it a step forward in ending violence against women, especially in Middle Eastern countries where girls and women were offered as …

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