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US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban 17.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
Judge overturns ND's strict abortion law 16.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland on Wednesday ruled that the law passed last year by the North Dakota Legislature "cannot withstand a constitutional challenge."
Judge Overturns North Dakota's Strict Abortion Law 16.4.2014 NPR News
U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland called the state's ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy "invalid and unconstitutional."
India's third gender - in pictures 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
In a landmark ruling, the supreme court of India has recognised transsexual people as a third gender. Despite a history stretching back thousands of years, the hijra or aravani, are discriminated against and many live in poverty. Most make their living from prostitution, begging or as dancers. Photographer Tom Pietrasik documented this community Continue reading...
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US supreme court to decide if campaign lies are legal 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Court will consider challenge to Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during campaigns

Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?

That debate makes its way to the US supreme court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign. The case has attracted national attention, with groups across the political spectrum criticizing the law as a restriction on the US Constitution's First Amendment right to free speech.

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Minnesota Supreme Court reinstates no-parole sentence 16.4.2014 Twincities.com: News

A man who was 17 when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl won't be eligible for release from prison.

Supreme Court rules killer of Woodbury teen must stay in prison for life 16.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Killer of Woodbury teenager not eligible for retroactive prison sentence of parole after 30 years.
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Aereo Shows Off Their Rooftop Antenna Farm Ahead Of Supreme Court Ruling 16.4.2014 techCrunch
A lot has been said about Aereo's technology — so much, in fact, that there are hundreds of pages worth of legal documents discussing the matter as it relates to the law. That said, we thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at how Aereo actually works when it lets customers rent out remote DVR antennas and watch what amounts to live television on any device. Read ...
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RealtyShares Raises $1.9 Million From General Catalyst To Crowdfund Real Estate Projects 16.4.2014 techCrunch
 RealtyShares is kind of like a "LendingClub for Real Estate," providing a platform for crowdfunding real-estate development. And the company just raised $1.9 million led by General Catalyst to make its offering available both to more developers and more investors. Read ...
Mn. Supreme Court: Juvenile who raped, murdered Woodbury teen will never get out of prison 16.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Tony Roman Nose, who was 17 when he stabbed and raped 18-year-old Jolene ­Stuedemann in her home in 2000, will not be getting out of prison ever, the divided Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today.
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Supreme Court ruling will keep Roman Nose in prison 16.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Killer of Woodbury teenager not eligible for retroactive prison sentence of parole after 30 years.
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Improve data collection 16.4.2014 HBL: Letters
The editorial ‘Data distortions’ (April 16) deserves serious attention from statisticians, administrators, surveyors and policy-makers at all levels in think-tanks, State and Central Gover...
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Cricket board asked to probe IPL 16.4.2014 BBC South Asia
India's Supreme Court court asks the cricket board to investigate the role of a top cricket official and 12 others in spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League tournament.
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Iowa Supreme Court Preserves Voting Rights For Some Former Offenders 16.4.2014 Think Progres

The ruling paves the way for potential future expansion of the franchise in a state with one of the most restrictive ex-offender voting policies.

The post Iowa Supreme Court Preserves Voting Rights For Some Former Offenders appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Louisiana Lawmakers Refuse To Repeal State Law Banning Oral Sex 16.4.2014 Think Progres

Even though it's not enforceable, Louisiana's House still wants the law to condemn oral sex and all same-sex relations.

The post Louisiana Lawmakers Refuse To Repeal State Law Banning Oral Sex appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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SCOTUS To Hear Case About Political Ads Spouting Lies 16.4.2014 Crooks Liars
Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in another election law case. This one concerns an ad run by Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-birth organization, against Rep. Steven Driehaus. In the ad, SBA List accuses Driehaus of voting to allow taxpayer funds to be used to fund abortions, despite the last-minute protections built in to ensure that didn't happen. LA Times : The antiabortion group Susan B. Anthony List launched a campaign to unseat Driehaus, preparing to run billboard ads saying, "Shame on Steve Driehaus! Driehaus voted for taxpayer-funded abortion." The statement was false, Driehaus said, since under the law no federal funds can be spent to pay for abortions. He threatened to sue the billboard company, which decided against running the ad. Then he complained to the Ohio Elections Commission, which found "probable cause" that the statement was false. Driehaus dropped the suit after he lost, but SBA List insisted it live on in order to challenge the issue at the Supreme Court level. They ...
Srinivasan named in IPL probe report: SC (Cached) 16.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Sunder Raman to continue as COO of IPL 2014 (Cached) 16.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi, April 16 : The Supreme Court Wednesday said that Sunder Raman will continue as the chief operating officer of the IPL-7 as, it said, any other course would disturb the ongoing cricketing event.
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McConnell, Priebus differ on cash limits 16.4.2014 The Hill
McConnell has been one of the most outspoken critics of campaign finance limits.
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Indian media: New identity 16.4.2014 BBC South Asia
Supreme Court ruling recognising transgender people as the third gender is 'groundbreaking'.
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