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Legal news from Friday, August 4, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

A panel of three federal judges on Friday redrew Texas's 23rd Congressional District to "restore Latino voting strength" to the district in compliance with a June 2005 Supreme Court ruling. The new congressional map as drawn by judges from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas consolidates Webb County, …

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by Joshua Pantesco

UN agencies working in Gaza joined Friday to urge respect for international humanitarian law and the obligation to protect civilians, reminding the international community in a joint statement not to forget the violence there while attention to the ongoing Middle East conflict is focused on Lebanon. Observing that since June 28, Palestinian troops and …

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by Joshua Pantesco

Several former Burundi government officials who were arrested and detained on Tuesday are being abused in detention, according to family members of the detainees pleading for international attention on local radio broadcasts. The wife of former Vice President Alphonse Kadege said she saw police officers standing on her husband, and later, his arm was broken. Another politician's …

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by Joshua Pantesco

The Verkhovna Rada, the Ukraine parliament, on Friday swore in 11 judges who will compose the Ukrainian Constitutional Court. Judges are nominated to the court by parliament, the president and by an association of judges. The judges were installed after parliament elected its share of judges, and the court …

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by Joshua Pantesco

Documents made public Thursday show the US government ordered the ACLU to censor copies of newspaper articles and several instances of unfavorable Supreme Court language that appeared in ACLU papers over the course of litigation involving the FBI and four Connecticut librarians who challenged a National Security Letter (NSL) they received last …

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by Joshua Pantesco

The US Senate on Thursday ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, which is intended to improve information- and evidence-sharing between national governments to prevent crimes on the Internet. The convention has been signed by 38 European countries along with Japan, Canada, and South Africa. The treaty will enter into force for the US on December 1, …

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by Jaime Jansen

Ahmad Jannati, head of Iran's powerful Guardian Council, on Friday called for the abolition of the United Nations and the UN Security Council because of its prejudicial stance towards Iran. Jannati complained that the Security Council failed to pass a resolution condemning Israel for alleged war crimes in the ongoing Middle East conflict …

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by Jaime Jansen

A UK court on Friday found a man guilty of illegally fox hunting with dogs in the first criminal prosecution under Britain's Hunting Act 2004. The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) brought a private prosecution against Tony Wright on a charge of hunting a fox in April 2005. District Judge Paul Palmer acknowledged …

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by Jaime Jansen

Russian prosecutors said Thursday that they had approved a request from Uzbekistan to extradite 13 people accused of terrorist acts in connection with last year's uprising in Andijan that resulted in the massacre of unarmed Uzbek civilians. Russian officials said that Uzbekistan suspects the men incited extremist acts during the uprising …

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by Jaime Jansen

The UK Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a High Court decision that nine Afghanistan nationals responsible for the February 6, 2000 Stansted Airport hijacking should have "discretionary leave" to stay in Britain until it is safe for the hijackers to return to Afghanistan. In a unanimous ruling, Lord Justice Henry …

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by Jaime Jansen

Texas Republicans said Thursday that they will appeal a federal appeals court decision that former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay must remain on the Texas ballot for the November election to the US Supreme Court. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday that the Republican party cannot …

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by Jaime Jansen

The US Senate passed the Pension Protection Act of 2006 by a margin of 93-5 Thursday, a key bill its supporters say will preserve the workability of traditional employer-employee pension benefits packages while at the same time opening new savings options and reducing the likelihood of government bailouts. Forty-four million workers and retirees will …

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by Jaime Jansen

Canadian authorities arrested a new suspect Thursday in connection with alleged planned terrorist attacks in Ontario. The arrest of Ibrahim Alkhalel Mohammed Aboud is the first since authorities arrested 17 in connection with the terror plan in June. Aboud, like the other 17 suspects, is charged under the terrorism provisions of Section 83 …

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by Tom Henry

The Federal Election Commission on Thursday released a proposed rule that would exempt certain "grassroots lobbying" communications from advertising restrictions imposed by the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA). BCRA prohibits interest groups funded by corporations or unions from airing television or radio advertisements two months before general elections or one month before …

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