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Legal news from Saturday, May 30, 2009
by Ximena Marinero

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith confirmed on Friday that Australia is considering the Obama administration's request that Australia accept six of the Uighur Guantanamo detainees who have already been cleared for release. Smith said that each case will be considered using the same guidelines that were used to consider the prior petition [JURIST …

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by Matt Glenn

US President Barack Obama rebuked Republicans who would oppose his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the US Supreme Court Saturday in his weekly address. The president predicted failure for "those in Washington who are attempting to draw old battle lines and playing the usual political games, pulling a few …

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by Matt Glenn

The Obama administration urged the US Supreme Court Friday to reject a petition for certiorari filed by 14 Chinese Uighur Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay seeking their release. Taking the same stance as the Bush administration, the Obama administration argued in its reply brief that although the Court …

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