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Legal news from Sunday, February 8, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen

The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on Sunday set a Feb. 19 trial date for the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoes at former US President George W. Bush. The court allowed the charge of assaulting a foreign leader, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, to stand, despite defendant Muntader al-Zaidi's [BBC …

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by Devin Montgomery

Bolivia's new constitution, which gives more power to the country's indigenous majority, went into effect on Saturday. Announcing the event, President Evo Morales said it represented a new beginning for the country, and an earlier release by his office compared it to the Magna …

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by Devin Montgomery

Thousands of Venezuelans gathered Saturday in Caracas and other cities to protest a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate presidential term limits in the country. The amendment, which would allow President Hugo Chavez to seek re-election in 2012, was passed by the Venezuelan National Assembly …

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by Lucas Tanglen

A judge in New Jersey granted a divorce [ACLU-NJ press release] Friday to a lesbian couple married in Canada. Speaking from the bench, Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson said her decision was in harmony with the state's tradition of recognizing valid marriages performed outside the state, but cautioned that her ruling would not extend such recognition to …

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