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Legal news from Sunday, May 27, 2012
14:05 EDT

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors on Friday asked Judge Katherine Forrest of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] to lift an injunction [opinion, PDF] she placed earlier this month on sections of the National Defense Authorization Act [text, PDF] that allow for the indefinite military [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] Kansas Governor Sam Brownback [official website] on Friday signed a bill [HB 2087, PDF] into law that prohibits state courts, tribunals and agencies from basing any decisions "in whole or in part" on foreign or religious law. The law also prohibits enforcement of any contract made between two parties [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] A Spanish doctor has been ordered to pay child support for a baby who survived a botched abortion [JURIST backgrounder], a court in Palma de Mallorca announced on Wednesday. In April 2010 the mother went to a clinic in Palma de Mallorca and underwent an abortion procedure. Two weeks [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] Two female soldiers filed suit [complaint, PDF] Wednesday against the US Army and the Department of Defense [official websites] to end a policy which bars women from combat units and related posts. The women claim the policy has limited the potential of both women's careers and that the ban [read more]

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