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Legal news from Sunday, November 2, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

The Spanish government on Saturday began to accept applications for citizenship from descendants of those who fled the country during its civil war of the 1930s. The law which provides for return of an estimated 500,000 expatriates and their children was passed by the Spanish Parliament in 2007 and …

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by Devin Montgomery

Judge Henry Kennedy of the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release legal memoranda relating to the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic surveillance program. The issue came before the court in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Officials from the German Foreign Ministry on Saturday said that Germany will seek a ruling from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to block new claims for personal damages resulting from Nazi actions in World War II. Germany is seeking the ruling after a recent decision by Italy's high court, the Court of …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Mexico's federal police commissioner Gerardo Garay has resigned in the face of recent allegations that Mexican law enforcement offices have been infiltrated by drug cartels. Garay said in a statement Saturday that he was resigning in cooperation with authorities so that he could resolve the allegations against him. Garay took control of the Federal Preventative Police (PFP) [official website, …

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