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Legal news from Sunday, August 6, 2017
by Rachel Gerber

Nonreligious anti-abortion organizations must follow the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive mandate, ruled a split panel in the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday. The court rejected Real Alternative Inc.'s argument that its religious beliefs should create a religious exemption and also that there was a substantial burden on …

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by Rachel Gerber

Increasing violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has become more ethnic-based, according to a report released Friday by a team of UN human rights investigators. The UN team based their findings on the interviews of 96 people who have fled the violent region, confirming that over the course of three …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) joined forces with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the National Immigration Law Center, and Jenner and Block, LLP on Thursday in filing a petition for mandamus and complaint for injunctive and declaratory relief against the US State Department for refusing to process immigrant visa applications of the …

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