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Legal news from Saturday, March 21, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Friday denied a motion by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Louisiana homeowners for damages suffered as a result of flooding during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The plaintiffs, …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan retired Saturday, paving the way for the official reinstatement of his predecessor, deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry. Chaudhry will re-assume the office of Chief Justice Sunday. Dogar left the court Friday without receiving a full reception from the court's judges …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Friday that the decision by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to expel 13 foreign aid agencies earlier this month demonstrates that the ICC is justified in pursuing war crimes charges against Bashir. Ocampo's statement …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A federal jury at the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico on Friday found former Puerto Rican governor Anibal Acevedo Vila not guilty on nine counts of conspiracy, false statements, and wire fraud, among other crimes. The charges stem from alleged violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act during Vila's …

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