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Legal news from Saturday, October 25, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

A three-judge panel of the US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday granted a provisional stay of the execution of Troy Anthony Davis, which had been scheduled for Monday, October 27. In granting the stay, the Eleventh Circuit directed the parties to address through briefs whether Davis can …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao called for greater regulation of global financial markets Saturday at the closing of the Seventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 7) in Beijing, China. ASEM 7 is the seventh annual inter-regional meeting between the heads of state of various Asian and European states, designed to encourage closer …

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by Michael Sung

A US military judge on Friday rescheduled the trial of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr for January 26. US Army Col. Patrick Parrish granted the defense's motion for an independent psychological and psychiatric examination, which may determine whether Khadr's prior statements to government investigators could be admitted as evidence in the …

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by Michael Sung

Yemeni security officials have unlawfully and arbitrarily detained hundreds of individuals as part of its campaign against northern Yemeni rebels since 2004, according to a report released Friday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report found that government security forces sometimes unlawfully arrested individuals who have committed no crime to pressure a wanted …

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