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Three Adults in Polyamorous Relationship Ruled Legal Parents of Child in Canada

“Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it,” wrote Justice Robert Fowler of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court’s family division in his decision, reports the Canadian Press. “This must be recognized as a reality and not as a detriment to the best interests of the child.”

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Senate Republicans Launch Judicial Push, Confirm New Appeals Judges

Senate Republicans are launching an aggressive push to confirm as many of President Trump’s judicial nominees as possible before the midterm elections, including confirming two new judges – Michael Brennan and Kurt Engelhardt – to the powerful federal appeals courts this week.

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PICS: Baby Alfie Mourned in UK

LONDON (AP) — Alfie Evans, a British toddler with a degenerative brain condition whose parents lost a legal battle to keep him on life support at a Vatican hospital, was mourned with balloons set free in the sky and prayers from the pope after he died Saturday weeks shy of his second birthday.

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Trump Judge Selections Larsen and Barrett Clear Committee, but Senate Slow on Confirmation Floor Votes

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday in favor of Joan Larsen and Amy Coney Barrett to be federal appeals judges. Pundits say this committee action increases pressure on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to reform procedural roadblocks so that senators can vote on the Senate floor to confirm the growing number of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.

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California Cities Sue Oil Companies over Climate Change

City attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland, California, sued five oil companies in two coordinated lawsuits on Tuesday, arguing that the courts should hold these companies responsible for climate change, and force them to financially compensate the cities for harm the plaintiffs claim those companies are causing to the planet’s environment.

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Egyptian Court Upholds Prison Sentence for Hosni Mubarak and Sons

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his sons, Gamal and Alaa, were found guilty of corruption in 2014 for embezzling millions of dollars from the national treasury. The case was retried last May, ending in another guilty verdict, which was upheld on Saturday after an appeal.

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Court Rules Lunch Break Porn Is Not A Sackable Offence

The Court of Cassation, Italy’s highest court, has ruled that it is acceptable, and not a sackable offence, for workers to watch porn on their lunch breaks.  The Supreme Court overruled a decision by a lower court sanctioning the sacking

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Greece Delays Trial of Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party amid Violent Protests

The leadership of Greece’s nationalist Golden Dawn party went to court Monday for the first day of what is expected to be a long trial of unprecedented scope for the nation. Golden Dawn’s leadership, who have exhibited Neo-Nazi sympathies, are being accused of running a criminal organization masked as a political party.

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Texas Ethics Commission Case Against Michael Quinn Sullivan is Dismissed, Again

A Denton County, Texas judge has once again tossed out a ruling by the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) against Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan that claimed that he had improperly failed to register as a lobbyist. The court’s ruling, affirmed the previous dismissal of the case by another Denton County judge, 158th District Court Judge Steve Burgess, finding that the TEC’s actions against Sullivan violated the Citizen’s Participation Act.

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Polanski Rebuffed in Latest Attempt to Dismiss Charges

Celebrated film director and expatriate Roman Polanski, 81, failed in another attempt to have a court dismiss decades-old sexual assault charges against him so he can return to the United States. On Tuesday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James