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Legal news from Saturday, September 13, 2008
by Joe Shaulis

The trial of former Polish leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski and seven other Communist-era officials charged in connection with the 1981 declaration of martial law resumed Friday in Warsaw. A 500-page indictment accuses Jaruzelski of "organizing crimes of a military nature" and deprivation of freedom through internment, among …

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by Devin Montgomery

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Thursday heard oral arguments in a case brought against four employees of fraudulent job placement companies ISCS and Receiver. The Chicago-based companies had operated by charging applicants who sought to be placed through the company a $450 advance fee, but never …

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by Michael Sung

Council of Europe (COE) Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg released his report on the status of human rights in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Friday, praising ongoing efforts by the FYROM government to improve human rights, but also highlighting shortfalls in the judiciary, law enforcement, and the …

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