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7th Circuit Court of Appeals

7th Circuit upholds conviction in minor’s prostitution case

A man failed to persuade a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that he should be granted a continuance and be acquitted from his conviction of transporting a 15-year-old girl for prostitution across state lines. The panel concluded the case was unnecessarily prolonged and would exact an emotional toll on the victim if further extended.
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Indiana’s abortion ultrasound petition listed at U.S. Supreme Court

While the U.S. Supreme Court is still considering Indiana’s petition for a review of two abortion laws blocked by the lower courts, another abortion petition from the Hoosier state has been listed for the justices’ May 9 conference. Indiana filed a writ of certiorari Feb. 4, asking the Supreme Court to uphold its law requiring an ultrasound be performed on women seeking an abortion at least 18 hours before the procedure.
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