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Legal news from Saturday, June 20, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown Saturday survived a vote of no confidence by Bermuda's lower house of parliament, the House of Assembly, which was seen as an attempt to punish Brown for accepting four Uighur Guantanamo detainees to the Atlantic island nation last week. The resolution, proposed by members of the opposition …

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by Ximena Marinero

A European Council summit meeting in Brussels concluded on Friday with a resolution to create a new European financial supervisory and monitoring system. The new system will seek to balance the need of coordinating efforts on financial supervision, particularly in times of crisis, with the autonomy of each member nation over their own …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A three-member independent commission established by the UN to investigate the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will begin its work on July 1, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Friday. The commission, anticipated since February, will be led by Chilean Ambassador to the UN …

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by Ximena Marinero

The US House of Representatives Friday approved four separate articles of impeachment against Judge Samuel Kent of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Kent is the first federal judge to be impeached in 20 years, and only the thirteenth federal judge ever to be impeached. No …

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