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18:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Constitutional Tribunal of Portugal [official website, in Portuguese] ruled [press release, in Portuguese] 3-2 Friday that same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive] is not a right guaranteed by the Portuguese Constitution [text], denying an appeal by a lesbian couple claiming sexual orientation discrimination. For the tribunal, the issue was [read more]

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[JURIST] A control order [JURIST news archive] against a suspected terrorist known as AN was overturned [judgment text] Friday by the UK High Court. In overturning the control order, the high court relied on a June decision [judgment, PDF; JURIST report] from a panel of nine Law Lords [official website] [read more]

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[JURIST] The Iraqi government [official website, in Arabic] announced on Friday the drafting of a law that proposes a framework to safeguard Iraqi journalists. The proposed law [AFP report] would offer greater protection to staff journalists than to freelancers and would criminalize attacks against a journalist on the job. The [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that former Qwest Communications [corporate website] CEO Joseph Nacchio [JURIST news archive] was incorrectly sentenced to six years in prison due to flawed methodology. In sentencing Nacchio, who was convicted of insider trading [JURIST [read more]

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