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Legal news from Wednesday, October 4, 2017
by Jennifer Suder

The German public prosecutor accusesd nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD) leader, Frauke Petry Wednesday, of giving false statements about campaign finance under oath. Petry is accused of lying to a committee of the regional parliament in Saxony in 2015 regarding the AfD's finances during Saxony's 2014 election. In 2015, she told the …

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by Jennifer Suder

Spain's High Court announced on Wednesday that Calalonia's police and organizers are under investigation for sedition, most notably Catalonia's regional police, Josep Lluis Trapero. Trapero is being called to testify in relation to arrests of high-ranking officials over the organization of a banned independence vote. The accusations refer to the unrest that broke out after police …

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by Erik Slobe

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments for two cases Wednesday. In District of Columbia v. Wesby, police arrested trespassers in a vacant house. The trespassers stated that they were invited by someone else while the homeowner stated they did not invite anyone. The case questions whether the police are able to discredit the …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Egyptian authorities are waging an anti-lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) campaign, having arrested a total of 33 individuals, according to a statement by Amnesty International (AI) on Monday. The crackdown began because of a rainbow flag being displayed at the Mashrou' Leila concert in Cairo in late September, which resulted into an investigation by the Public …

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by Erik Slobe

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Hawaii Tuesday against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to regulations for the administration of the abortion pill Mifeprex. The pill enables a person to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks. The …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The Supreme Court heard arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez, a case which will determine whether or not non-citizen aliens may be held indefinitely without a bond hearing on Tuesday. Specifically, the court will decide if alien who are seeking admission into the county and are subject to mandatory detention must be afforded bond …

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by William Theisen

Through their questions and various statements during a one-hour oral argument on Tuesday, most of the Supreme Court justices indicated at least some consensus about their opinion of the practice of gerrymandering. With the exception of Justice Neil Gorsuch, who focused primarily on the tests that would be used to evaluate the partisan bias of redistricting, …

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