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Legal news from Thursday, May 7, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday denied an application for stay of deportation filed by accused Nazi prison guard John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk faces deportation to Germany, where in March a Munich district court charged him with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The security company known formerly as Blackwater Worldwide on Thursday concluded its operations in Baghdad as its contract to protect American diplomats in Iraq ended. A spokesperson from the US Embassy in Iraq said that the company, nos called XE, will remain in southern Iraq until the summer. …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The French government on Wednesday confirmed that it will accept Algerian Guantanamo Bay detainee Lakhdar Boumediene after his release from the detention center. Boumediene was the named plaintiff in the US Supreme Court case Boumediene v. Bush, in which the Court held that Guantanamo detainees could challenge their imprisonment in …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The UK Home Office on Thursday released new proposals for a controversial DNA database that would remove the DNA information of innocent people. The Home Office said that DNA information could still remain in the database for six to 12 years in cases of "serious violent or sexual …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic voted Wednesday to approve the European Union (EU) reform treaty, also known as the Lisbon Treaty, sending the document to Czech President Vaclav Klaus for ratification. If the treaty is ratified, Ireland will be the only remaining EU country not to have ratified …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigators have concluded that three former Bush administration lawyers responsible for authoring controversial CIA interrogation memos should not face criminal prosecutions, according to Wednesday media reports. A draft report from the investigation has concluded that while no criminal prosecution should be conducted, professional sanctions could be appropriate. …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

London High Court judges Lord Justice Thomas and Mr. Justice Lloyd Jones agreed Wednesday to reconsider a February decision to redact information from a ruling about former Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed. Several media groups had challenged the decision not to publicize information redacted from an August …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted a Department of Justice (DOJ) request to drop its appeal in the case of Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada. In October, a federal judge ruled that Watada could not face a second court-martial on …

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