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Legal news from Saturday, August 19, 2017
by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

A former inmate of the White County Jail, Christel Ward, filed suit in the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Northeastern Division on Thursday claiming that her constitutional rights had been violated when she was offered free birth control in exchange for a promised sentence reduction. Ward claims that she still has the …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The El Salvador Legislative Assembly unanimously voted on Thursday to eliminate a law that allowed men to marry minors that they had impregnated. The legal age to marry in El Salvador was 18 even before this change. But, a 23-old exceptional rule allowed those under 18 to wed with parental consent. That exception has been …

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by JURIST Staff

Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Venezuela's new chief prosecutor announced plans on Thursday to pursue and imprison those responsible for leading violent protests that have plagued the country since April. The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday found that a Malian jihadist is liable for individual and collective reparations for overseeing …

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by JURIST Staff

Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: A married same-sex couple filed a lawsuit against a former employer on Thursday in the US District Court for the Central District of California that alleges the company discriminated by refusing to provide spousal health insurance. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday …

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