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Legal news from Friday, October 27, 2017
by Miracle Jones

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Latino Justice PRLDEF on Wednesday announced a settlement with New York City Board of Elections (NYCBOE) to end their voter suppression suit filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The consent decree requires the NYCBOE …

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by Rachel Gerber

The US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on seven individuals and three organizations for human rights abuses in connection with the US State Department's "Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea." The State Department's report heavily focused on the activities of the North Korea military …

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by Erik Slobe

TheConnecticut House of Representatives on Thursday passed SB-1501 that could allow the state's nuclear power plants to enter into a competitive procurement process with other zero carbon energy sources. Before the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is able to start the competitive procurement process, however, …

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by Erik Slobe

The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday granted injunctive relief preventing the Department of Defense (DoD) from blocking fast-tracked citizenship applications for US Army Reserve soldiers under the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program. The MAVNI program allowed the enlistment of foreign-born soldiers if they possessed language …

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by Cristina Correnti

The legal world is a busy place. Here are a few stories we didn't get to this week that we thought you might be interested in. • The 9th Circuit held Monday that Montana's statutory limits on campaign contributions were both justified by and appropriately tailored to goal of combatting corruption or its appearance, reversing the District Court's …

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by Miracle Jones

Human Rights Watch on Thursday released a report detailing the lack of respect for the rights of intersex individuals in the United States. The report, entitled "A Changing Paradigm: US Medical Provider Discomfort with Intersex Care Practices", found that despite progressive changes, many medical professionals still prescribe harmful medications and dangerous surgeries to assign a …

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