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Legal news from Sunday, June 4, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr

The Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT) - formerly known as the Iraqi Special Tribunal - has approved the disinterment of bodies buried in mass graves southwest of Baghdad, where forensic experts worked over the weekend to unearth alleged victims of a suppressed 1991 Shiite uprising encouraged by the US that occurred in the …

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by James M Yoch Jr

The American Bar Association Board of Governors voted unanimously Saturday to launch an inquiry into President Bush's frequent use of signing statements to bypass new laws because of his interpretation of presidential and executive powers under the US Constitution. The President has used such statements some 750 times …

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by Alexis Unkovic

An Iraqi lawyer related to several Iraqi civilians who were among the 24 allegedly killed by US Marines in Haditha last November denounced the US military Saturday via videotape, claiming US "compensation money" of $2,500 per victim to the families of each casualty were insufficient. Khaled Salem Rsayef also claimed that during the initial meeting between the …

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by Alexis Unkovic

The Parliament of Montenegro issued a declaration of independence Saturday on the basis of the May 21 referendum in which 55.5% of Montenegrins voted in favor of independence from Serbia. The new country's government, the last spin-off …

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