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Legal news from Friday, September 5, 2008
by Joe Shaulis

Three judges ousted from the Pakistani Supreme Court by former President Pervez Musharraf took new oaths on Friday. Justices Mian Shakirullah Jan, Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and Syed Jamshed Ali rejoined the court with seniority retroactive to their removal in November. Speaking after the swearing-in ceremony, Law Minister Farooq Naek again …

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by Andrew Gilmore

A spokesman for Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced Friday that the Polish government is investigating claims that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operated a secret prison in Poland. The prison was reportedly part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program, under which terrorism suspects were …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The military judge presiding over the military commission trial of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr on Wednesday barred US Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann from acting as a legal advisor to the commission in Khadr's trial. In addition to his position as legal advisor to the Department of Defense …

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by Joe Shaulis

The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice on Thursday ruled that Wal-Mart de Mexico may not pay employees in part with vouchers redeemable only at its stores. The court nullified the employment contract of a worker who challenged the voucher payments, finding that they violated Article 123 of the …

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by Kiely Lewandowski

The India Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) announced Thursday that it will review the country's controversial anti-dowry act because increasing numbers of Indian women have issued complaints about misuse. WCD Joint Secretary Kiran Chadha said: We will be meeting a panel of lawyers and legal experts to review the …

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by Devin Montgomery

The hearings for two US soldiers charged in connection with the death of an Iraqi detainee have been scheduled for September 11 and 20, representatives of the US military said on Thursday. Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner was charged in August with premeditated murder, assault, accessory after the fact, making a false official …

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by Joe Shaulis

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has postponed implementation of a program to issue identification cards giving city residents access to government services without regard to immigration status. A mayoral spokesman said Thursday that the delay is necessary to ensure that the program does not violate state or federal law. An ordinance …

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by Devin Montgomery

Spain has created a panel of legal and health experts to consider liberalizing the country's current abortion laws, Equality Minister Bibiana Aido told reporters on Thursday. Abortion was legalized in the country in 1985, but only in cases of rape, developmental defect of the fetus, or certification that the …

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by Joe Shaulis

Former US lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for tax evasion, fraud and conspiracy. Judge Ellen S. Huvelle of the US District Court for the District of Columbia imposed less than the maximum sentence of 12.5 years but more than the three years and …

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