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Legal news from Monday, June 11, 2018
by Erin McCarthy Holliday

Several organizations presented a report Monday to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) concerning crimes against humanity committed from 2008-2010 by the Mexican Army during a joint operation known as the Joint Chihuahua Operation (OCCH). The report outlines the murders, torture, sexual violence and forced disappearances of more than 121 victims …

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by Erin McCarthy Holliday

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that upon denial of class certification, a member of a class action suit may not commence a new class action on behalf of others beyond the time allowed by the applicable statute of limitations. In China Agritech, Inc., v. Resh, the court determined that a series of cases beginning with …

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by Erin McCarthy Holliday

The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Monday that a Minnesota revocation-on-divorce law—which automatically redirects life-insurance payments to secondary beneficiaries, such as children, if the primary is an ex-spouse—is not a violation of the constitution's contracts clause. Sveen v. Melin questioned whether a man's ex-wife or his adult children were the rightful beneficiaries of the proceeds …

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by Erin McCarthy Holliday

In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday that an Ohio law that uses voter inactivity as a reason to remove names from the voter registration list is not unconstitutional. Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute challenged the state's voter registration maintenance policy, which permits the government to remove individuals from …

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