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Legal news from Saturday, May 26, 2007
by Brett Murphy

The Mexican government joined in opposition to a Mexico City abortion law legalizing abortions in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy on Friday, appointing Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora to help argue before the Supreme Court of Mexico that the law is unconstitutional. Mora joins Jose Luis Soberanes, Mexico's top human …

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by Brett Murphy

An Ontario Court of Appeal panel ruled Friday that officials making determinations under the Canadian province's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act had to weigh the public interest in the release of information sought and that simply invoking statutory exemptions on release based on law enforcement or solicitor-client privilege unjustifiably limited the right …

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by Brett Murphy

An investigator for the UN Human Rights Council said Friday that the US has committed human rights violations in its interrogations of terror suspects and by putting questionable restrictions on immigration. In preliminary report from what will be a larger document due to the Council later this year, UN special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin …

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