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Legal news from Sunday, September 28, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts

The 2500-member People's Council of Turkmenistan Friday adopted a new constitution for Turkmenistan envisioning a new multi-party political process and providing for limits on presidential power two years after the death of longtime autocrat Saparmurat Niyazov. Turkmen leaders are hopeful that the changes in the country's charter would encourage investment in the Central …

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by Joe Shaulis

More than 30 US pastors planned to preach about the "moral qualifications" of political candidates Sunday, challenging federal tax laws that prohibit tax-exempt entities from engaging in political campaigns. The conservative Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) recruited the pastors as part of its Pulpit Initiative, which the group says is "designed to …

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