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Legal news from Friday, September 22, 2017
by Erik Slobe

Transport for London (TfL) on Friday announced that it will not issue a private hire operator license to Uber London Limited to operate in London. Uber's current license is set to expire September 30. However, Uber is able to appeal within 21 days, and Uber will be allowed to continue its operations in London while the …

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by Rachel Gerber

The UN Security Council voted Thursday to establish an investigation into the Islamic State over possible war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq. IS has previously been accused by the UN of targeting civilians and having an "absolute disregard for human life." The UN Security Council has expressed concern …

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by Erik Slobe

San Francisco filed a nuisance lawsuit against five fossil fuel companies due to expected expenses the city will incur from global warming. The companies that were named in the law suit include BP P.L.C., Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC. The defendants were chosen because they are "the largest investor-owned fossil fuel …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The Kentucky Circuit Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's criminal ban on medical marijuana. The three plaintiffs who originally filed the lawsuit in June of this year argued that the ban on medical marijuana was an unconstitutional violation of Section II of the Kentucky Constitution, which states that, …

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by Lindsay Offutt

The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the city's $35 annual tax imposed on residents to fund art and music programs in public schools. The tax was voted on and passed in 2013 "'to restore arts and music education' in public schools 'by providing stable, long-term funding for certified arts and music teachers.'" The $35 …

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by Lindsay Offutt

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the use of cell-site simulators to detect cell phone location without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment. Appellee Prince Jones filed the lawsuit after police used "Stingray" devices to obtain evidence of his committed armed kidnapping, sexual abuse, robbery and use of threats. In …

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