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Legal news from Friday, September 29, 2017
by Rachel Gerber

The Senate Budget Committee released the 2018 Budget Resolution Friday that aims to cut taxes but potentially add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over 10 years. The budget could potentially pass the Senate under current special rules that would require only 50 votes. Senator Mike Enzi of the budget committee stressed the need …

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by Jonathon Churchin

A Vietnamese Court began issuing verdicts and sentences Friday in an ongoing anti-corruption case for members of Ocean Bank, with former CEO Nguyen Xuan Son being sentenced to death for embezzlement. Other sentences include life in prison for Ha Van Tham, former Chairman of Ocean bank. The 51 officials and bankers who stood trial were accused of …

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by Rachel Gerber

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a new regulation Thursday restricting drone flights near 10 major national monuments and sites, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. The regulation will take effect October 5, but there are exceptions to the rule that must be cleared by the individual site and/or the FAA. There will be …

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by Erik Slobe

The European Commission on Thursday released a set of guidelines and principles for online platforms to detect and remove illegal content online. The guidelines consider a variety of illegal online content, including terrorism-related material, illegal hate speech, child sexual abuse material, and material related to trafficking in human beings, in addition to violations to intellectual property, …

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by Erik Slobe

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB 0040 into law Thursday, which removes many restrictions on the funding of abortions. The law adds language to the State Employees Group Insurance Act, which states "reproductive health care that is otherwise legal in Illinois shall be covered under the medical assistance program for persons who are otherwise eligible for medical …

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by Lindsay Offutt

Chief Judge Brian Jackson of the US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, held Thursday that a police officer could not sue Black Lives Matter (BLM) for injuries sustained during a protest on July 9, 2016 because BLM is not an entity. An unnamed police officer filed the lawsuit after the July 17, 2016, BLM protest …

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by Lindsay Offutt

The state of Washington sued Purdue Pharma in King County Superior Court on Thursday alleging the pharmaceutical company is responsible for the opioid epidemic growth. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit, alleging Purdue and other pharmaceutical corporations used deceptive advertising to increase opioid prescription sales. The lawsuit accuses Purdue of using such deceptive tactics for …

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by Lawrenz Fares

DeJenay Beckwith, a woman who was sexually assault in 2011, has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas against the city of Houston for the city's backlog of rape kit tests. Beckwith was sexually assaulted in her home in 2011. Immediately after the assailant was chased …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in 11 cases on Thursday. Dalmazzi v. United States [cert. petition, PDF] Cox v. United States, and Ortiz v. United States [cert. petition, PDF] are three cases that will be consolidated and will be given one hour each for oral argument. These cases deal with whether active-duty …

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