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Legal news from Saturday, July 12, 2008
by Benjamin Klein

Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution Friday which would have imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe. The three other permanent members of the Security Council, the US, Britain and France, voted in favor of the sanctions, arguing that such measures were needed to respond to the repression and …

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by Benjamin Klein

The Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed a petition Friday asking the ICC to lift an indefinite stay on the trial of Congolese ex-militia leader Thomas Lubanga. The ICC had imposed the stay last month due to prosecutorial …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to institute a "cap-and-trade" policy for controlling levels of soot and smog emissions. The Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) was intended to permanently cap …

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by Benjamin Klein

International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo will seek a warrant to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, according to statements made Friday by US State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack. Moreno-Ocampo is expected to present evidence of human rights crimes allegedly committed in the …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday in Charron v. Amaral that couples married after the court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage cannot make claims for benefits they would have received had they been allowed to marry sooner. The plaintiff in the case, Michelle Charron, brought a medical malpractice suit against a group of doctors for …

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