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Legal news from Wednesday, April 22, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

The spokesman for China's Supreme People's Court, Sun Jungong, announced Wednesday that he had started writing his own blog in order to directly communicate with the public. Sun said he will operate the blog in a semi-official capacity and that he would honestly answer questions posed there in an …

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by Christian Ehret

A Sudanese court on Wednesday sentenced 11 members of the Darfur rebel group the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to death by hanging for their involvement in a 2008 attack on Khartoum. Out of seven other defendants tried in the proceedings, five were acquitted and two had …

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by Devin Montgomery

 The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in Ricci v. DeStefano, where the Court will consider whether a government employer may refuse to certify results of a civil service exam that would make disproportionately more white applicants than minority applicants eligible for promotion, …

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by Jay Carmella

A top Norwegian prosecutor said Wednesday that she will look into a compliant filed by Norwegian lawyers accusing Israeli government figures of war crimes during the recent offensive in the Gaza Strip. The chief prosecutor at Norway's National Authority for Prosecution of Organised and Other Serious Crimes Siri Frigaard will investigate the complaint, which alleges …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 7-2 in Nken v. Holder, retitled from Nken v. Mukasey, that an alien's stay of deportation request pending consideration of his petition for review is governed by the traditional test for stays, not by congressional revisions to the Immigration and …

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by Lucas Tanglen

The US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday announced charges against an Afghan of conspiring to finance terrorist activity. Haji Juma Khan, who was already detained on charges of narco-terrorism, is accused of providing the Taliban with proceeds from his drug operation with knowledge that the …

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by Ingrid Burke

The US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Tuesday declassified a November 2008 report detailing the extent of top Bush administration officials' involvement in implementing severe interrogation techniques employed by US military forces against terrorism suspects. According to the report, the interrogation techniques originated from a February 2002 memo signed by former …

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by Lucas Tanglen

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) might drop charges of disclosing national defense secrets against former pro-Israel lobbyists Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, a senior official said Tuesday. Government sources told the AP that there is still some support for going to trial with the case, which …

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by Ximena Marinero

A Chilean judge has charged three former Pinochet-era military officers as accomplices for their role in the October 1973 killings of 14 leftist political opponents as part of the so-called "Caravan of Death". Judge Victor Montiglio of the Santiago Court of Appeals indicted and ordered the arrests of General Gonzalo Santelices [La Nacion …

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by Matt Glenn

A lawyer for the relatives of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole said Tuesday that the families will receive compensation from the Sudan government after a judge for the US District Court of the Southern District of New York ordered last …

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by Andrew Gilmore

A Russian court Tuesday ordered the release on parole of Svetlana Bakhmina, the former lawyer for Russian oil firm OAS Yukos Oil Co.. Bakhmina was convicted of embezzlement and tax evasion in 2006 for her part in a scheme to strip assets worth over $300 million from a Yukos subsidiary. As a …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Alleged Somali pirate Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse, captured by US forces following an attempted attack on the container ship Maersk Alabama, was charged Tuesday and will be tried as an adult following a ruling by federal magistrate judge Andrew Peck of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Muse, whose …

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