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Legal news from Wednesday, October 18, 2017
by Jennifer Suder

US District Judge William Alsup in California on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to turn over emails, letters, memoranda, notes, media items, opinions and other materials directly or indirectly considered in the final agency decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The plaintiffs successfully illustrated that defendants excluded highly relevant materials …

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by Jennifer Suder

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that Greek police cannot enforce a blanket height requirement for police recruits because such a policy discriminates against women. Prior to Wednesday's ruling, Greece enforced a minimum height requirement of 1.7 meters (5 feet 7 inches) for entry into the police academy. In 2007, Marie-Eleni Kalliri, who is 1.68 …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Tuesday vacated a $72 million award to a woman who claimed that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder products containing talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer, finding that the court that awarded the amount had no jurisdiction. The court cited a Supreme Court case …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Judge Theodore Chuang of the US District Court for the District of Maryland on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest version of the travel ban, finding that the president's purpose was to implement a ban against Muslims. The proclamation, which was issued in September, bans travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The legal defense team for former South Korean presidentPark Guen-hye resigned en masse Monday to protest their client's corruption trial, citing beliefs that the court was biased against her. In her trial, which is already underway at the Seoul Central District Court, Park faces charges of abuse of power, extortion, bribery and other …

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