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Legal news from Wednesday, December 24, 2008
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] US President W. George Bush on Tuesday issued presidential pardons [DOJ materials] to 19 people convicted of crimes that ranged from drug trafficking to forging US Treasury checks. Among those pardoned was Charles Thompson Winters, who was convicted of exporting military aircraft to Israel in 1948 in violation of [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] Germany filed a lawsuit [ICJ press release, PDF] against Italy in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] Tuesday in a bid to block new claims for personal damages resulting from Nazi actions in World War II. Germany is arguing that an October decision [JURIST report] by Italy's [read more]

06:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Iraqi parliament Tuesday approved an agreement that will permit 6,000 troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, Romania, and Estonia to remain in the country for a limited time after the current UN mandate [UN press release] authorizing the multi-national force in Iraq expires on December 31, 2008. The [read more]

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