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Legal news from Sunday, September 9, 2007
by Jaime Jansen

Iran Sunday dismissed a ruling by a US federal judge requiring Iran to compensate the families of 241 US military personnel killed in the 1983 bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut, calling the ruling "baseless" and "politically motivated." On Friday, US District Judge Royce Lamberth awarded $2.65 billion in compensation …

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by Jaime Jansen

California officials have finished notifying 2.741 paroled sex offenders residing in California that they must move pursuant to Proposition 83, a law prohibiting California sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any place where children regularly gather, such as schools and parks. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation [official …

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by Michael Sung

Pakistani security officials have detained more than 2,000 supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of Sharif's return from exile, Sharif spokesperson Ahsan Iqbal said Sunday. Sharif, who has been living in exile after being deposed in a 1999 military coup led by current Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, is expected to return to Pakistan …

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by Michael Sung

Bolivian Constitutional Assembly president Silvia Lazarte announced a month-long suspension of constitutional reform talks Friday, citing security concerns after days of violent protests by university students and other opposition members who have demanded the relocation of the Bolivian capital from the city of La Paz to the historical capital of Sucre. Leftist …

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by Michael Sung

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) relied on telecommunication companies to engage in national security surveillance much broader in scope than previously acknowledged, the New York Times reported Sunday. According to documents provided by privacy rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the FBI used national security letters …

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