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Legal news from Monday, September 29, 2008
by Joe Shaulis

The US House of Representatives on Monday rejected a financial rescue bill that would have allowed courts to review purchases of troubled assets made by the US Treasury Department. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, defeated by a vote of 228-205, would have permitted courts to set aside Treasury actions that were "arbitrary, …

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by Kiely Lewandowski

In a national referendum on Sunday, Ecuadorean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution which consolidates and significantly broadens the powers held by leftist President Rafael Correa. The new constitution gives the president the power to remove Congress in the middle of a four-year term, to control monetary policy, and to …

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by Devin Montgomery

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday urged lawmakers to reintroduce a clause guaranteeing a certain number of legislative seats to Christians and other religious minorities into the country's controversial provincial elections bill. The bill had originally contained the clause, but lawmakers said it was taken out because of …

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by Kiely Lewandowski

The Assembly of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Saturday revoked two lawmakers' prosecutorial immunity for crimes allegedly committed during the country's 2001 ethnic conflict. Hajrula Misini and Hisen Dzemaili, both members of the Democratic Union for Integration (BDI), the largest ethnic-Albanian political party in the nation, were allegedly involved in cases that …

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by Joe Shaulis

US Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday announced that he had named a prosecutor to determine whether criminal charges are warranted in connection with the removal of nine US attorneys, as recommended in a new report by investigators at the US Justice Department (DOJ). Mukasey said he had …

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by Devin Montgomery

Egypt's Abbaseyya Appeals Court on Sunday upheld the conviction of the former editor of weekly newspaper al-Dustour for spreading "rumors" about the health of Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak in an August 2007 newspaper report. Ibrahim Eissa [al-Ahram profile] originally faced a maximum sentence of three years in jail when …

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by Deirdre Jurand

Judges for the criminal division of the Supreme Court of Chile Friday reduced the sentences of two men convicted of the 1973 deaths of 15 Chilean farmers. A lower court had sentenced former Army Col. Hugo Guerra Jorquera to 18 years in prison and civilian businessman Luis García to five years and …

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