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Legal news from Saturday, July 22, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

Kuwait's high court Saturday upheld a May lower court decision acquitting five Kuwaiti citizens formerly held at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay of alleged connections with al Qaeda. The five men were returned to Kuwait in November and subsequently charged with membership in the terrorist organization and for fighting against …

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by Holly Manges Jones

A spokesman for Mexican President Vicente Fox said Friday that citizens should show respect for the law as the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary continues to evaluate the results of the country's contested July 2 presidential election. Spokesman Ruben Aguilar stressed the administration's decision to not …

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by Holly Manges Jones

A new federal lawsuit has been filed against banned American military contractor Custer Battles and two former Pentagon officials alleging that the defendants tried to bypass a suspension order against the contractor by setting up shell companies to continue gaining rebuilding contracts in Iraq. The lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by AP, names former acting …

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by Holly Manges Jones

The US Court of International Trade ruled Friday that the US must abide by a North American Free Trade Agreement panel ruling that improper duties were levied on Canadian softwood lumber used in US housing construction jobs. The president of the British Columbia Lumber Trade Council, John Allan, said $1.2 billion …

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by Holly Manges Jones

The last individual believed to have been still in detention after a US immigration and security sweep picked up some 1200 mostly Arab and Muslim men following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has been released, according to his lawyer Friday. Benamar Benatta, an Algerian, was detained when Canadian officials turned him over …

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