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Legal news from Saturday, February 14, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

Palestinian leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Friday to initiate an investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes during the recent conflict in Gaza. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Justice Minister Ali Khashan called on the ICC to conduct the investigation, expressing …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted an en banc rehearing to Wal-Mart, Inc. Friday in a long-running gender discrimination suit against the retailer. According to the order, a majority of the Ninth Circuit judges, excluding the three judges who heard an earlier appeal in which class certification …

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by Steve Czajkowski

An Obama administration official said Friday that a review of detainees, the first step in closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, has begun. US President Barack Obama issued the executive order last month that initiated the review process. The order called for the review to be conducted by a …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled this week that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 (SORNA), which makes it a federal crime for a sex offender to attempt to move to another state while failing to register in …

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