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Legal news from Wednesday, August 8, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion Wednesday with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court asking the court to "disclose recent legal opinions discussing the scope of the government's authority to engage in secret wiretapping of Americans." The ACLU's request includes a recently disclosed FISC decision restricting the government's monitoring of …

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by Michael Sung

The Namibian High Court on Wednesday sentenced 10 defendants to prison terms ranging from 30 to 32 years after they were convicted of high treason for their roles in the 1999 Caprivi uprising. The 10, who were removed from the courtroom for unruly behavior during the sentencing, were among 129 defendants accused of fostering the independence movement …

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by Brett Murphy

US Staff Sgt. Michael A. Hensley has refused to accept a plea agreement [Citizen-Times report] and maintains his innocence on allegations that he and two other soldiers killed three unarmed Iraqis and then placed weapons next to the bodies, according to an interview with Hensley's mother published in Wednesday's Asheville Citizen-Times. Hensley has been charged with premeditated …

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by Michael Sung

French lawyer Francois Roux was sworn in Wednesday to defend former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Khek lev, also known as Duch, in his trial before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Cambodian Bar Association President Ky Tech said that Roux is the first foreign defense lawyer to receive formal approval to …

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by Brett Murphy

A federal jury in California convicted former Brocade Communications Systems CEO Gregory Reyes Tuesday in the first stock options backdating case to go to trial. The jury found Reyes guilty of conspiracy, securities fraud, lying to accountants, and false books for backdating stock options for employees to days when the stock was low in …

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by Michael Sung

The US Department of Homeland Security is expected to issue stricter guidelines this week to enhance employer compliance with federal immigration regulations, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Under the proposed new rules, employers who receive notices from the Social Security Administration informing them of non-matching records between an employee's name and social security number …

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by Brett Murphy

Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said Tuesday that although Mexico has played a large role in advocating for human rights in the international arena, the country has failed to adequately address rights abuses at home. Amnesty International completed its High Level Mission to Mexico Tuesday, finding that "flaws in the public security …

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by Michael Sung

Dr. Mohammad Haneef, who was detained by Australian authorities last month in connection with the attempted UK car bomb terror attacks, on Wednesday appealed the decision of Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Kevin Andrews to revoke Haneef's work visa and place Haneef under "immigration detention" shortly after he was granted bail by …

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by Michael Sung

The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq has adopted the "Kurdistan Oil and Gas Law" after KRG Prime Minister Nechervan Idris Barzani signed legislation Tuesday that will allow the Kurdish government to control its own oil resources and select its own foreign investors. The Kurdish government says that the law, passed by the Kurdistan National …

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by Michael Sung

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that terminally ill patients do not have a constitutional right to use experimental drugs that have passed limited safety trials but have not been proven safe and effective under requirements from the Food and Drug Administration. According to the appeals court, the …

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