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Legal news from Saturday, August 1, 2009
by Ximena Marinero

The Constitutional Tribunal of Portugal ruled 3-2 Friday that same-sex marriage is not a right guaranteed by the Portuguese Constitution, denying an appeal by a lesbian couple claiming sexual orientation discrimination. For the tribunal, the issue was not whether the constitution allows a framework for same=sex marriage, …

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by Matt Glenn

A control order against a suspected terrorist known as AN was overturned Friday by the UK High Court. In overturning the control order, the high court relied on a June decision from a panel of nine Law Lords requiring the government to let detainees and subjects of control …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Iraqi government announced on Friday the drafting of a law that proposes a framework to safeguard Iraqi journalists. The proposed law would offer greater protection to staff journalists than to freelancers and would criminalize attacks against a journalist on the job. The bill details compensation that journalists would receive for injuries sustained …

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by Matt Glenn

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Friday that former Qwest Communications CEO Joseph Nacchio was incorrectly sentenced to six years in prison due to flawed methodology. In sentencing Nacchio, who was convicted of insider trading, the trial court ruled that Nacchio had made approximately …

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