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Legal news from Wednesday, April 18, 2007
by Stefanie Presley

The US Senate voted Wednesday against a motion to advance legislation that would permit the Department of Health and Human Services or another federal government entity to intervene in Medicare drug pricing negotiations between drug makers and private insurance plans on behalf of the nation's elderly and disabled beneficiaries. The Medicare Prescription Drug Price …

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by Joshua Pantesco

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Assn. v. Brentwood Academy, 06-427, in which the Court considered whether the TSSAA violated the First Amendment and due process rights of Brentwood Academy in imposing "contractual penalties for violations of the recruiting …

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by Joshua Pantesco

More than 100 Afghanistan journalists gathered in front of parliament on Wednesday to protest a Tuesday police raid on Afghanistan's largest TV network and call for the resignation of Afghan Attorney General Abdul Jabar Sabit. Sabit ordered the raid on Tolo to bring in a Tolo journalist who reported that Sabit wanted to execute several convicts, which …

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by Joshua Pantesco

A Pakistani citizen who says he has been detained in a secret facility for 18 months in connection with the CIA's extraordinary rendition program will challenge his detention in the Pakistani Supreme Court, Amnesty International (AI) said in a press release late Tuesday. Khalid Rashid was arrested in South Africa on illegal immigration …

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by Joshua Pantesco

EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini announced Tuesday that he will propose strengthening Eurojust, the European Commission's judicial cooperation unit, to facilitate communication between prosecutors in member states where criminal activities cross borders. Frattini also suggested creating a "European prosecutor" position with the power to initiate cross-border investigations. One diplomat told EUobserver that a European prosecutor …

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by Jeannie Shawl

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. In Gonzales v. Carhart, the Court held that groups challenging the ban on "partial-birth" abortions "have not demonstrated that the Act, as a facial matter, is void …

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by James M Yoch Jr

The Iraqi National Assembly will meet next week to consider a draft oil law regulating the development and distribution of Iraqi oil and giving the national government control over oil revenues, Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said Wednesday. The Iraqi cabinet approved the controversial law in February. Negotiations concerning the bill …

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by James M Yoch Jr

Opposition leader and former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed has been exiled from Bangladesh by President Iajuddin Ahmed's emergency government, according to a Bangladeshi Ministry of Home Affairs statement confirmed to the AFP by military officials on Wednesday. Bangladeshi authorities have alerted airlines operating flights to Bangladesh and immigration departments in …

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by Brett Murphy

Protests delayed a Wednesday Ukrainian Constitutional Court hearing to determine the legality of the April 2 decree by Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko that ordered parliament dissolved and new elections held. Riot police were called in to control the nearly 4,000 protesters who appeared outside the courthouse to show support for the president, …

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by Brett Murphy

The Somali transitional government dismissed former parliamentary speaker Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden and 29 other parliamentary members on Tuesday in what is purported to be an attempt to consolidate the government's power over the legislature. Aden had been replaced as speaker in January by someone more closely tied to the new government, in a move …

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by Brett Murphy

A gay rights bill that would allow same-sex couples in Oregon to enter into contractual relationships affording them the benefits available to married couples passed in the Oregon House of Representatives Tuesday. A second piece of legislation protecting individuals against discrimination based on sexual orientation also passed in the state House. That …

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