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Legal news from Sunday, October 21, 2007
14:10 EDT

[JURIST] Preliminary results show that a majority of Turkish voters have backed constitutional reforms put to a nationwide referendum [JURIST report] Sunday. About half of the votes have been tallied and 72 percent of ballots have been in favor of the constitutional reform package [Reuters report], which includes reducing the [read more]

09:10 EDT

[JURIST] A special FBI task force is reworking cases against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed [BBC profile] and the other so-called "high-value" Guantanamo Bay detainees [profiles, PDF] 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 [read more]

09:10 EDT

[JURIST] Citizens of Kyrgyzstan voted Sunday in a constitutional referendum [JURIST report] proposed by Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev [BBC profile] last month. The proposed amendments [RFE/RL report] to the Kyrgyz constitution [constitutional materials, in Kyrgyz] include increasing the number of seats in parliament from 75 to 90 and changing the [read more]

09:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice has asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss [ACLU press release] a lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan [corporate website] on the grounds that the case would disclose classified information regarding the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) [official website] extraordinary rendition [read more]

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