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Legal news from Sunday, October 21, 2007
by Benjamin Klein

Preliminary results show that a majority of Turkish voters have backed constitutional reforms put to a nationwide referendum Sunday. About half of the votes have been tallied and 72 percent of ballots have been in favor of the constitutional reform package, which includes reducing the maximum parliamentary term from five years to four; requiring a …

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by Devin Montgomery

A special FBI task force is reworking cases against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and the other so-called "high-value" Guantanamo Bay detainees over concerns that information and confessions previously obtained by the CIA may be inadmissible in court, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. According to a source for the Times, the task force was formed as …

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by Josh Camson

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan voted Sunday in a constitutional referendum proposed by Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev last month. The proposed amendments [RFE/RL report] to the Kyrgyz constitution include increasing the number of seats in parliament from 75 to 90 and changing the election of parliament members from a direct election to a …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The US Department of Justice has asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss a lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan on the grounds that the case would disclose classified information regarding the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) extraordinary rendition program. Jeppeson Dataplan, a subsidiary of Boeing [corporate …

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