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Legal news from Saturday, October 11, 2008
by Michael Sung

The Portuguese Assembly of the Republic on Friday voted overwhelmingly against two opposition proposals to legalize same-sex marriage. The two proposals, introduced separately by the Left Bloc and the Green Party, failed to obtain any support from the ruling Socialist Party (PS) or the main opposition Social Democratic …

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by Michael Sung

The Alaskan Legislative Council on Friday released a report finding that Alaskan Governor and current Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin violated the state's Executive Branch Ethics Act by allowing personal ill will to influence her decision to dismiss Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan. Independent investigator Stephen Branchflower found that Sarah …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A migrant worker in China's South Guangdong Province filed a lawsuit Friday against Chinese dairy producer Sanlu Group, the company at the heart of the tainted milk crisis which is blamed for four infant deaths and the sickening of more than 54,000 children. According to his lawyer, Zhang Xiuwen filed the suit seeking $132,000 …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said Friday that it is investigating allegations made by two members of the US military that the National Security Agency (NSA) eavesdropped on the personal conversations of members of the military and humanitarian aid workers stationed in the Middle East. The allegations were made by Adrienne Kinne and …

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