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Legal news from Monday, October 16, 2017
by Jennifer Suder

The Swiss government said Friday that voters will decide whether to ban the burqa and other full-face coverings after a successful petition by far-right groups, who cited the "dignity of women." Activists, including the Swiss Peoples Party (SVP), collected more than the 100,000 signatures required to put the proposal on the national ballot under Switzerland's …

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by Jennifer Suder

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Appearing before a military judge in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Bergdahl said that understood that his actions violated the law. Bergdahl walked off his Afghanistan base in 2009 and soon after was captured and held captive by the Taliban Haqqani Network for …

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by Jonathon Churchin

At a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, on Monday, Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to begin the process of reducing tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh, which both nations lay claim to the territory. The meeting ended with a joint statement from all parties, "The Presidents agreed to …

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by Jonathon Churchin

A group of UN human rights experts on Monday urged Kenya to lift a new ban on protests and refrain from violence against protesters in the build up to the national elections. The Kenyan authorities made it illegal to demonstrate in the three largest cities in the country last week. This decision was met with criticism …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in four cases, including a Microsoft data privacy case, and an American Express antitrust case. In US v. Microsoft Corp. [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will focus on US attempts to gain access to data stored abroad from email providers. The US argues that a probable …

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