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Legal news from Saturday, December 20, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani said Friday that 23 employees of the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior who were arrested this week for alleged attempts to rebuild Saddam Hussein's Baath party have been released. On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that the …

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by Leslie Schulman

The US Department of Defense (DOD) said Friday that charges have been referred to a military commission trial against Saudi Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri is accused of terrorism, attempted murder, and providing material support to terrorism for his alleged role in planning the 2000 al Qaeda attack …

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by Eric Firkel

California Attorney General Edmund Brown Jr. on Friday urged the Supreme Court of California to declare Proposition 8 unconstitutional. In a brief submitted to the court, Brown argued that Proposition 8, the ballot measure that amended the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, should be …

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by Eric Firkel

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said Friday it will discontinue its controversial policy of suing suspected file-sharers and will instead seek cooperation with major Internet service providers (ISPs) to cut access to repeat file-sharers of copyrighted songs. The RIAA said it has worked out preliminary agreements with ISPs …

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