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Legal news from Saturday, September 30, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock, speaking with reporters Friday after meeting with US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and other American officials about the case of Australian Guantanamo detainee David Hicks, said it is unlikely that Hicks will face trial this year. The US has promised that Hicks will be among the first detainees …

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by Joshua Pantesco

The US Senate early Saturday morning unanimously ratified the US-UK Extradition Treaty that was negotiated in 2003 and statutorily incorporated into UK law the same year. Earlier this year it was controversially used as the basis for extraditing three UK NatWest backers to …

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by Joshua Pantesco

Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Carla Del Ponte challenged the European Union Friday to fund the war crimes court if UN monies runs dry before the ICTY is able to bring to trial the two most-wanted war criminals indicted by the court, former Bosnian Serb leaders …

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by Joshua Pantesco

The US House of Representatives passed a property rights bill Friday night that its proponents say will provide easier access to federal courts for landowners seeking to challenge governmental actions under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006, which the House initially failed to pass [JURIST …

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by Alexis Unkovic

The US Senate passed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 Friday by a vote of 80-19, authorizing the construction of a 700-mile fence along the US-Mexico border. President Bush is expected to sign the measure, designed to curb illegal immigration into the United States. A …

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by Alexis Unkovic

Lawyers from several of the top US wireless telephone providers testified Friday at a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee that they would support legislation to ban pretexting, the practice whereby an individual poses as another customer to obtain his or her personal …

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by Alexis Unkovic

The US Congress sent its final version of the military commissions bill to President Bush late Friday after the House voted 250-170 to approve the Senate's version of the legislation. The House of Representatives had approved its own version of the bill Wednesday by a …

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