"Justiceline: July 11, 2012"
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- Mississippi will have to defend its law that could close the state’s only abortion clinic today, as federal judge Daniel P. Jordan III will hold a hearing to decide whether or not to extend the preliminary injunction currently blocking the law.
- The Justice Department filed papers in court on Tuesday declaring that Kirk Odom, who served more than two decades in prison after being convicted of rape and armed robbery, is “innocent of the charges for which he was convicted.”
- Google may be about to pay $22.5 million to settle charges levied by the Federal Trade Commission that it violated the privacy of certain users.
- New technology is making it easier for paternity to be determined before a baby is born, which could result in men being compelled to shoulder more of the costs of pregnancy.
- Planning on protesting the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay this August? The ACLU hosted a “Know Your Rights” webinar last night detailing what protesters can expect.