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Legal news from Saturday, July 25, 2009
by Ximena Marinero

President Barack Obama announced Friday that the United States will sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. At a celebration commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Obama said that US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice has been instructed to …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Obama administration is considering transferring more Guantanamo Bay detainees to the US, according to testimony Friday by US Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Charles Johnson to the the House Armed Services Committee. Some detainees could be transferred for long-term incarceration and others for prosecution, but none would be released domestically. Guantanamo Bay detainee …

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