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Legal news from Sunday, March 9, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has signed into law a bill requiring key industries, like mining and banking, to be controlled by local owners, a government newspaper reported on Sunday. Government officials have tried to address concerns around the "Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Bill" by saying that it will not result in …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

The Constitutional Court of Armenia Saturday rejected a challenge brought by an opposition candidate against the results of February's disputed presidential election, ruling that although polling discrepancies existed they did not affect the election's outcome. Tens of thousands of supporters of opposition candidate and former President Levon Ter-Petrosian staged protests after …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Pakistani lawyers protested Sunday, continuing their call for the reinstatement of former Supreme Court justices who were ousted after President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule in November 2007. Sunday's protest kicks off a week of protests marking the one-year anniversary of the date when Musharraf first suspended former Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed …

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by Devin Montgomery

Democratic members of both the US House and Senate have criticized President George Bush's Saturday veto of a bill that would have prohibited the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from using waterboarding and other interrogation techniques not explicitly authorized by the 2006 Army Field Manual. In an op-ed in the …

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