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Legal news from Saturday, July 19, 2008
by Benjamin Klein

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday upheld the acquittal of David Finnerty, a former specialist trader at Fleet Specialist Inc., a subsidiary of FleetBoston Financial Corp., who had been accused of making improper trades for his firm’s account on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The three-judge panel …

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by Benjamin Klein

The Arab League issued a resolution on Saturday criticizing International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo for seeking the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The 22-country group, which held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss the pending …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Malawi state security organization has put under surveillance the three-judge panel determining whether former President Bakili Muluzi is eligible to run for another term as president, according to a Friday report by the Nyasa Times. The report included a statement from an officer with the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a branch …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made an unusual ruling on Friday, finding that the adverse credibility determination made by an Immigration Judge (IJ) in an asylum case was not based on substantial evidence. The petitioner, Etagegn Haile Tekle, appealed the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision which had …

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