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Legal news from Monday, March 9, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

Israeli rights group Yesh Din filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Israel Monday, accusing the State of Israel of violating international law based on the mining operations it conducts within the West Bank. According to the complaint, the mining removes 12 million tons of stone and gravel …

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by Ximena Marinero

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced Monday that US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents from the US Embassy in Nairobi will assist in investigating the killing of two human rights activists last week. Odinga requested US assistance, recognizing that there would be a serious issue …

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by Steve Czajkowski

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday which removed the previous administration's restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research. The order fulfills Obama's campaign promise to reverse the limitations that were put in place eight years ago by the Bush administration. Obama stated his …

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by Safiya Boucaud

The Chinese government has not accounted for hundreds of Tibetan protesters arrested in connection with the March 2008 demonstrations in Tibet, according to a Monday statement from Human Rights Watch (HRW), which revealed a thorough review regarding the numbers of arrests, detentions, and trials of the protesters. The press release revealed discrepancies in …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court decided four cases Monday. The Court ruled 5-4 in Bartlett v. Strickland that a racial minority group that comprises less than 50 percent of a district's population cannot succeed on a vote dilution claim. In a plurality opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy ruled that …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Jones v. Harris Associates [docket; cert. petition, PDF], in which the Court will consider whether a shareholder must show that the fund's investment adviser misled the fund's directors in order to have a cognizable claim of an excessive fee under section 36(b) of …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav will be indicted on rape charges for allegedly assaulting several female employees in the 1990s, according to an announcement by Attorney General Menachem Mazuz on Sunday. Katsav will face charges of raping one woman while he served as minister of tourism and sexually assaulting two others during …

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by Ximena Marinero

Twelve of the 92 videotapes destroyed by the CIA contained evidence of "enhanced interrogation techniques," according to redacted documents filed Friday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) had acknowledged last week that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) …

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