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Legal news from Tuesday, October 24, 2017
by Rachel Gerber

The Communist Party of China amended their constitution Tuesday to add a section titled "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era." The party's "absolute" leadership over the military, the fight against corruption, Xi's "Belt and Road" development initiative, supply-side reforms, and market forces in resource were also addressed in the amendments. …

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by Ram Eachambadi

Quebec Minister of Justice and Attorney General Stéphanie Vallée on Tuesday released guidelines for the implementation of Bill 62, legislation requiring those who wear face veils to remove them when using public services. The bill passed by a vote of 66-5 last week in the Quebec National Assembly. …

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by Ram Eachambadi

Microsoft announced plans to drop its lawsuit against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday after the DOJ issued new guidelines in an effort to curb its practice of using secrecy orders to silence companies from alerting its customers when their personal information is accessed by the federal government. Microsoft's President and Chief Legal Officer …

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by Lindsay Offutt

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged French President Emmanuel Macron to raise human rights abuses during a meeting with Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi in Paris on Tuesday. Tuesday's meeting will be Macron's first meeting with al-Sisi and first opportunity to address Egypt's serious human rights violations, including what HRW described as "Egyptian security services' …

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