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Legal news from Tuesday, October 10, 2017
by Jaclyn Belczyk

In a brief order Tuesday evening, the US Supreme Court vacated the judgment in one of two pending challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order limiting entry to the US from certain countries. The court remanded Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project to the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit with instructions to dismiss …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied certiorari in two cases concerning who can give permission to access a computer—an issue crucial to the determination of the meaning of the term "hacking." One of these cases involved a Facebook suit against Cayman Islands-based Power Ventures, Inc. under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, denied certiorari to consider the last remaining conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, a Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee and former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden, who was tried and convicted by a military commission created after September 11, 2001. Al Bahlul is reported to have taped recruitment …

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by Lindsay Offutt

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday aimed at making drug prices for both public and private health plans more transparent. Beginning October 1, 2018, the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development will be required to collect data from manufacturers and report to the California Research Bureau specified changes …

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