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Legal news from Thursday, September 21, 2017
by Autumn Callan

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to challenge Michigan's practice of permitting state-contracted and tax-funded child placement agencies to use religious criteria reject qualified prospective parents based on sexual orientation. The complaint, filed against Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Nick Lyon and Michigan Children's Services …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Maine and Planned Parenthood on Wednesday challenged a Maine law requiring abortions to be performed by a physician. 22 MRS §1598 reads "Any person not so licensed who knowingly performs an abortion on another person or any person who knowingly assists a nonlicensed person to perform …

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by Rachel Gerber

A judge for the UK's Court of Protection ruled Wednesday that there is no obligation for judicial consent to end care of patients in a permanent vegetative state. Justice Peter Jackson of the High Court Family Division oversaw proceedings on patient M, a woman who had been on an End of Life Care …

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by William Theisen

Numerous raids on government and corporate headquarters in the Catalonia region of Spain, which includes the city of Barcelona and has a population around 7.5 million, have led to widespread protesting and increasing tension between police and civilians. The conflicts come as an October 1 vote for independence in the region, a …

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