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Legal news from Saturday, May 3, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts

Mexican rights activists are pressing Mexican President Felipe Calderón to sign a bill lightening penalties for illegal migrants found in the country after the measure passed the lower house of the Mexican Congress Tuesday. Prison terms of one and a half to six years under current law would be reduced to fines of roughly $745 …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Two judges of Kenya's High Court, the court's top judicial authority, were fired from their positions Friday after two investigatory tribunals found them guilty of corruption. The judges had already been suspended while their cases were reviewed. A third High Court judge was reinstated after none of the allegations against him were found to be substantiated. Justice …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr. of the US Eastern District of Louisiana ruled again Friday that the US Army Corps of Engineers cannot claim immunity from suit in connection with damages suffered by plaintiffs by virtue of alleged defects in the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MRGO). Duval said that the outlet was a shipping …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf "may accept the restoration of judges if the government amends the constitution," a spokesman for his political party said Saturday, according to AP. On Friday former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, leader of the subordinate party in the country's new coalition government, said that the judges would be restored May 12 and a …

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