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Legal news from Saturday, April 25, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

The US is planning on accepting into the country up to seven Chinese Uighur Muslims currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, according to the Los Angeles Times Saturday. Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that the US would consider accepting the 17 Uighur detainees [JURIST …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The African National Congress (ANC) was formally declared the winner of South African parliamentary elections Saturday, but its win fell short of the two-thirds majority of seats needed to change or amend the country's constitution and pass legislation on its own. The election clears the way for party leader Jacob Zuma [BBC profile; JURIST news …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, approved a bill Friday restricting the use of genetic testing on humans. Specific provisions of the legislation, also know as GenDG, include requiring a person to consent and to consult a doctor before testing takes …

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by Steve Czajkowski

UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak said Friday that the US must prosecute Justice Department (DOJ) lawyers who drafted four recently released top secret memos, which outlined controversial CIA interrogation techniques and their legal rationale. During a news conference in Geneva, Nowak said the US is obligated by the …

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