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Legal news from Friday, September 1, 2006
by Joe Shaulis

Two days of court-ordered mediation have resulted in a $16.65 million settlement between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee and 10 people who alleged they were sexually abused by a priest whom the diocese transferred to California, the archdiocese announced Friday. Insurance will cover about half of the settlement. The archdiocese allegedly transferred Siegfried Widera …

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by Joe Shaulis

The government of Croatia has asked the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for amicus curiae status under Rule 74 of the ICTY Rules of Procedure and Evidence in the war crimes trials of three former Croatian generals and six former Bosnian Croat officials, state radio …

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by Joe Shaulis

The US Department of Education gave personal data about several hundred student loan applicants to the FBI as part of an anti-terrorism program called Project Strikeback, the New York Times reported Friday. Under the program, which began after the September 11 attacks, the Education Department checked names sent by the FBI against …

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by Jaime Jansen

The regional chief executive of Newmont Mining Corporation, an American gold-mining company with a subsidiary in Indonesia, testified Friday in his criminal pollution trial. Richard Ness, who is accused of placing arsenic and mercury into the waters of Indonesia's Buyat Bay, told the court that the "waste rock" Newmont dumped into the Bay did not …

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by Jaime Jansen

A Peruvian judge on Thursday indicted Ollanta Humala, the opposition leader who narrowly lost the June Peruvian presidential election to present incumbent Alan Garcia, for murder, torture and kidnapping stemming from his position as an army captain in Peru's San …

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by Jaime Jansen

A tough amendment to Russia's copyright protection law designed to crack down on the Internet piracy of text, music and videos took effect Friday as part of Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization. The Russian parliament originally approved the amendment to Russia's existing copyright protection law in July 2004; …

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by Jaime Jansen

Several voting rights groups filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of Ohio Thursday demanding that Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell preserve the paper ballots from the 2004 presidential election, just two days before federal law allows states to destroy the ballots. The voting rights groups, including the Ohio Voter Rights …

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by Alexis Unkovic

An attorney for US Army Sgt. Ricky Clousing, an Iraq war veteran, said Thursday that his client will face a desertion charge at a special court-martial stemming from his June 2005 defection from Fort Bragg. Clousing, who has said he refuses to participate in a war with "no legal basis to be fought," could face …

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by Alexis Unkovic

New Orleans Parish criminal court Judge Arthur Hunter Thursday deferred a threatened review of prisoner records in anticipation of release which he earlier said he would begin on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Tuesday. Instead, Hunter said that New Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan must sort through …

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by Kate Heneroty

California's State Assembly passed the nation's first bill to restrict greenhouse gas emissions Thursday, by a vote of 46-31. The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 grants new authority to the California Air Resources Board to set specific emission targets for various industries and set fees to raise money for new emission …

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by Alexis Unkovic

The UN Security Council passed a resolution Thursday authorizing the deployment of UN peacekeeping troops to the Darfur region of Sudan under the authority of the current UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS). The new peacekeeping force will replace the current African Union force whose mandate is set to …

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