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Legal news from Sunday, December 24, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos

China's National People's Congress started debate Sunday on the seventh draft of a landmark private property bill intended to protect state, collective and private property. If passed, the legislation will be first bill in China's history to specifically protect private ownership. The controversial bill has already sparked public debate on whether …

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by Natalie Hrubos

Former US Army Sergeant Ricky Clousing, a paratrooper and interpreter who disputed the legality of the war in Iraq, was released Saturday from a military prison where he was serving a three-month sentence after pleading guilty to going absent without leave for 14 months. Clousing was released 15 days early for good …

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by Natalie Hrubos

A federal appeals court Friday suspended a November order by US District Judge Richard Leon requiring the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reinstate certain housing payments to Hurricane Katrina victims. The US DC Circuit Court of Appeals suspended the order in response to FEMA's request to allow the agency …

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