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Legal news from Thursday, August 10, 2017
by Erik Slobe

The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would prohibit health insurance plans from providing coverage for elective abortions. An elective abortion is defined as one in which the mother is not in danger of death or serious injury if the abortion is not performed. Insurance for an elective abortion would only be allowed if …

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by Erik Slobe

Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC) created a Commission for Truth, Justice and Public Legitimacy on Tuesday. The ANC is tasked with rewriting Venezuela's constitution. The ANC has previously passed a decree which declared that the national assembly and the supreme court could over rule the assembly. The commission will remove the legal immunity of …

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by William Theisen

A federal judge in Louisiana ruled against the state on Tuesday in a constitutional challenge to a law that requires naturalized citizens who were born outside the US to present a valid birth certificate from their home country before they can obtain a marriage license. In his ruling, Judge Ivan Lemelle from the US District Court for …

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by William Theisen

Five unnamed transgender military servicemembers filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and various officials in his administration on Wednesday, claiming the president's declaration on Twitter that transgender individuals would no longer be accepted or allowed to serve in the military violated the Due Process and Equal Protection components of the …

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