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Legal news from Saturday, June 14, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

Approximately 870 inmates escaped from the main prison in Kandahar City in southern Afghanistan Friday when members of the Taliban conducted a bomb and rocket attack. Prison officials said that nine police were killed. NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) estimates that the number of escaped prisoners is closer to 1,100. A Taliban spokesperson …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said Friday that he would press on with ratification of the the EU reform treaty formally known as the Treaty of Lisbon even after Irish voters rejected it in a referendum Thursday. The Irish vote casts a shadow over the future of …

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by Benjamin Klein

A US military commission pre-trial hearing for Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr will go ahead Wednesday as planned notwithstanding Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on detainee habeas rights, military judge Col. Patrick Parrish ruled Friday. Khadr defense attorney Navy Lt. Cmdr. William Kuebler had requested additional time to study the impact of the …

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