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Legal news from Wednesday, October 15, 2008
by Eric Firkel

Chile's Supreme Court Wednesday sentenced five former Chilean military officers for their role in the killing of five leftist political opponents as part of the so-called "Caravan of Death" in October 1973. General Sergio Arellano Stark was sentenced to six years in prison for his role leading a group that toured provincial cities …

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by Joe Shaulis

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases, including Waddington v. Sarausad, 07-772, in which the Court will consider whether a ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit correctly overturned the murder conviction of a driver in a …

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by Joe Shaulis

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a district court order requiring Ohio's secretary of state to establish a system that allows county elections boards to confirm newly registered voters' eligibility. The court, sitting en banc, vacated a stay imposed by a Sixth Circuit panel last week. The …

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by Joe Shaulis

A report issued Tuesday by Amnesty International (AI) links the large number of executions in Saudi Arabia to flaws in the Saudi judicial system. The report, titled Affront to Justice: Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia, noted a significant increase in executions from 2006 to 2007, when at least 158 death …

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by Caitlin Price

Two classified memos sent from the Bush administration to the CIA in 2003 and 2004 explicitly sanctioned the use of certain harsh interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The documents were reportedly first requested by then-CIA director George Tenet in 2003 at a meeting with members of the …

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by Caitlin Price

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday rejected an emergency request for provisional measures from the Georgian Republic to stop the alleged killing and mass displacement of citizens in the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, instead calling on both Georgia and Russia to …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Turkish Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin apologized Tuesday on behalf of the Turkish government for the death of Engin Ceber, an anti-government protester who died after alleged torture while in police custody on Saturday. Sahin also announced that 19 prison officials were suspending pending an investigation into Cerber's death. The Guardian quoted Sahin as saying …

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by Joe Shaulis

The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday rejected as unconstitutional a proposed peace agreement between the government and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The Memorandum of Agreement on the Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) between the MILF and the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would have given …

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