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Legal news from Saturday, June 9, 2007
by Michael Sung

US Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced Friday that an anticipated floor debate on a resolution expressing the Senate's lack of confidence in beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will take place Monday. The no-confidence resolution, which is non-binding, will require the support of 60 senators to limit debate and further amendments to come to …

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by Michael Sung

The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) said Saturday that six civilian detainees had been killed and at least 50 injured as the result of an "indirect fire" attack on the US-operated Camp Bucca detention facility. In April, the Washington Post reported that the there are approximately 18,000 detainees held at …

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by Michael Sung

The United Nations (UN) responded Friday to a class action lawsuit filed against the UN and the Netherlands earlier in the week by thousands of survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, insisting it was immune under Article 2 Section 2 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of …

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by Michael Sung

A Pentagon spokesman said Friday that the it will seek a reconsideration of rulings by two US military judges earlier this week dismissing all charges against Canadian detainee Omar Khadr and Yemeni detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan. Both judges found that the detainees could not be tried as "unlawful enemy combatants" under the Military Commission Act of 2006 …

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