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Legal news from Saturday, July 28, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

JURIST experienced a major disk failure on our Pittsburgh server Friday morning, pulling us offline. We are currently working to restore all files and will resume regular publication as soon as possible. Some services and pages may be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. …

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by Michael Sung

Thailand may continue to hold eight leaders of last Saturday's anti-coup protest for up to 48 days, a Thai police official told Reuters Saturday. Colonel Supisarn Bhakdinarinath said that police are authorized to hold suspects without charge for 12 days, and are allowed to request up to three extensions from a court. The eight protest leaders, anti-coup academics and …

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by Michael Sung

A 2004 FBI memorandum appears to contradict congressional testimony by US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales concerning whether he was aware of FBI "abuses" of the USA Patriot Act when he testified for the law's reauthorization in 2005, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Gonzales, who testified in 2005 "there has not been …

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by Michael Sung

[JURIST Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Kevin Andrews told reporters Saturday that the Australian government has given Dr. Mohammad Haneef permission to leave Australia, reversing a previous decision to place the former terror suspect under home detention. Haneef's transfer to home detention followed the Australian chief prosecutor's decision Friday to drop the terror …

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