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Legal news from Monday, September 25, 2017
by Jennifer Suder

The US Supreme Court on Monday removed the travel ban cases from its calendar and ordered both sides to file new briefs in light of President Donald Trump's proclamation Sunday that created new restrictions to enter the US for citizens from eight countries. In a brief order, the court directed the parties:to file letter briefs addressing whether, …

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by Jennifer Suder

Switzerland took part in a national referendum on Sunday in which 53 percent of voters rejected a pension reform plan known as Pension Reform 2020. The plan set out to secure retirement benefits for Switzerland's aging population. The proposed reform addressed pension concerns caused by baby boomers nearing retirement age and life expectancy reaching an all-time high of 83. …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ruled Saturday in favor of Ghana in a lengthy maritime dispute between with the Ivory Coast. The case, which was brought to the international body by Ghana in 2014, was an attempt to clarify the boundary between the two countries, as both countries were vying for oil …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Hong Kong High Court of Appeal ruled Monday that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa to join her partner who works in the city. The court effectively overturned the decision of the Hong Kong Immigration Department, finding no justification on "indirect discrimination on account of sexual orientation" and ordering the …

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