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Legal news from Monday, August 7, 2017
by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Mauritania conducted a referendum on Saturday to abolish the senate and to change the national flag. President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz applauded the vote and and said the move to abolish the governing body would improve governance by introducing more local forms of lawmaking. Opposition to the president's administration boycotted the vote and said that …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago sued the Trump administration Monday to stop the implementation of policies that would withhold federal funds from so-called "sanctuary cities." The complaint claims that the the new policies would require Chicago to choose between individuals' constitutional rights and funding for law enforcement. According to the complaint, …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

An inquiry conducted by the Myanmar government has found no crimes against humanity were committed during violent clashes in Rakhine state last year, Vice President Myint Swe said Sunday. Speaking to reporters at the release of the Rakhine Investigative Commission's final report, Swe denied allegations of ethnic cleansing and gang rapes. He did concede …

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