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Legal news from Saturday, September 16, 2006
by Alexis Unkovic

Top US military lawyers signed two letters sent to Congress earlier this week supporting President Bush's proposed legislation on military commissions after being urged to do so by the Pentagon's politically-appointed top civilian counsel, the New York Times reported Saturday. Members of the Judge Advocate General's Corps signed the letters …

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by Brett Murphy

Voters in Portugal could go to the polls in January 2007 to vote in a referendum on the legalization of abortion after the ruling Socialist Party made the proposal on Friday. A party spokesperson stated that current legislation that bans abortions is "socially unjust." The …

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by Brett Murphy

A US Army spokesman said Friday that the Army has added a new specification to charges against 1st Lt. Ehren Watada based on a speech he gave in August to Veterans for Peace in which Watada advocated that "to stop an illegal and unjust war, soldiers can choose to stop …

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by Brett Murphy

UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland told the UN Security Council on Friday that sexual abuse of women and girls by soldiers in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo "has become a cancer in Congolese society that seems to be out of control", and said the country's leaders needed to condemn and prosecute it. Egeland …

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by Brett Murphy

Leftist protestors objecting to the official results of Mexico's July 2 presidential election took down their so-called "resistance camps" on Mexico City's Reforma Avenue Friday. Supporters of losing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated that they will find alternate means to protest the election, while Obrador told supporters "I am …

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by Alexis Unkovic

Two members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, previously found guilty on charges of conspiracy, murder, and racketeering in July, will now serve terms of life in prison without parole after the death penalty phase of their proceeding ended in a mistrial Friday. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter of the District …

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