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Legal news from Tuesday, October 17, 2017
by Devin Montgomery

A judge for the US District Court for Hawaii on Tuesday blocked the implementation of the latest version of President Donald Trump's so-called travel ban. The ban significantly limits travel to the US from six majority-Muslim countries and North Korea. In the ruling, the judge said the latest version of the ban violates …

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by Rachel Gerber

Spain's Constitutional Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that Catalonia's referendum on independence was illegal as the regional law upon which it was based was illegal under Spain's Constitution. Spain's Constitution prohibits any region in Spain from seceding and mandates that all Spanish citizens must have a voice in the country's national sovereignty. …

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by Rachel Gerber

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that the conviction of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for fraud and money laundering was arbitrary and unfair, and granted damages. The court also found that Navalny's brother, Oleg Navalyy, was also unfairly and arbitrarily convicted for the same offenses. "he Court concludes that …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in a case involving the 2000 Cole attack, leaving intact the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the military trial of Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri may proceed. Al-Nashiri made his first court appearance …

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by Ram Eachambadi

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed an amicus curiae brief Monday in support of a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's directive to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals openly serving in the military. Joining Massachusetts in the brief are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont …

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by Lindsay Offutt

Pennsylvania's Beaver County filed a lawsuit on Monday against opioid manufacturers. The lawsuit, filed in the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas, accuses manufacturers and doctors of deceptive acts, fraud, unjust enrichment, negligence, misrepresentation and public nuisance, seeking in return compensatory damages, punitive damages and the county's legal costs. The complaint describes the state …

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by Lindsay Offutt

A jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York convicted Chelsea bomber Ahmed Khan Rahimi on Monday on indictments related to bombings and attempted bombings in New York City last September. The jury found Rahimi guilty of eight counts including, among others, use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, …

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