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Legal news from Tuesday, June 26, 2018
by William Hibbitts

The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a regulation requiring crisis pregnancy centers to give women certain information concerning free or low-cost abortion services and disclose if the center was unlicensed to provide medical services was unconstitutional. In a 5-4 ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra, the court decided that the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Trump v. Hawaii that President Donald Trump's proclamation restricting entry from particular Muslim-majority countries was within in his authority. The court also found that plaintiffs challenging the proclamation were unlikely to succeed on their claim that the ban violated the Establishment Clause of the First …

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by Erik Slobe

Amnesty International (AI) called on the Libyan government on Monday to protect women human rights defenders. The call comes four years after Libyan human rights lawyer and activist Salwa Bugaighis was assassinated. AI has found "an escalation of gender-based violence against women who continue to fight for political inclusion," including assaults abductions, sexual violence and defamation …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday supplemented its lawsuit with a memorandum in support of a preliminary injunction to block the Trump administration from separating asylum-seeking immigrant parents from their children and to order the administration to reunite separated families. The ACLU urges the court issue this preliminary injunction, arguing …

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by Erik Slobe

Addressing the UN General Assembly on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated that no atrocity crimes, including genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, are inevitable and that all can be prevented. General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák stated that "Prevention can save people from experiencing the horrors of atrocity crimes. And more pragmatically, it …

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