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Legal news from Tuesday, November 25, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases Tuesday. In United States v. Denedo [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the Court will decide whether a military appellate court has jurisdiction to entertain a petition for a writ of error coram nobis filed by a former service member to review a …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Monday affirmed a lower court decision denying in part defendant's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit alleging that officials of the Roman Catholic Church failed to warn the public of sexual abuse of children by priests. The plaintiffs, who claim to be victims of …

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by Devin Montgomery

Former Osama Bin Laden driver Salim Ahmed Hamdan will soon be transferred from US to Yemeni custody, according to US military sources quoted in media reports Monday. His transfer comes approximately one month before the end of a six-month jail term he received for providing material support …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Singapore's High Court on Tuesday found the Wall Street Journal Asia in contempt of court over the newspaper's publication of three articles that allegedly undermined the country's judiciary. High Court Justice Tay Yong Kwang ruled that two editorials, "Democracy in Singapore" and "Judging Singapore's Judiciary", as well as a letter to the editor …

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by Christian Ehret

Russia's Prosecutor General's Office on Tuesday announced the indictment of exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky for fraud and money laundering. The charges, filed under the Russian Criminal Code, stem from a deal arranged between Russian car manufacturers AvtoVAZ and LogoVAZ that …

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by David Weber

Moscow Military District Court Judge Yevgeny Zubov on Tuesday reopened to the public the trial of three men accused of murdering journalist Anna Politkovskaya amid increasing confusion and calls from prosecutors for his removal from the case. Last Monday, Zubov ordered the trial to be open, in accordance with the wishes of …

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by Devin Montgomery

Judge John Bates of the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday denied a motion by Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr seeking to have the military commission trial against him stopped because he was a minor at the time of his alleged actions against the …

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by Deirdre Jurand

The British government began issuing identity cards Monday to foreign nationals in an effort to curb immigration abuse and to strengthen identity protection. The cards, which are being issued pursuant to the Identity Cards Act 2006, are biometric and contain the cardholder's name, date of birth, nationality, fingerprints …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Australian Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow same-sex couples to enjoy most of the same rights as heterosexual couples, but would not give same-sex couples the right to marry. The Senate passed both a General Law Reform bill and a Superannuation bill, which will amend federal …

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by Deirdre Jurand

A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Monday convicted the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) and five of its officials on a total of 108 counts including conspiracy to provide material support to a …

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