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Legal news from Saturday, August 15, 2009
by Ximena Marinero

American citizen John Yettaw, sentenced for swimming to and staying in the home of Myanmar opposition pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi, is expected to be released on Sunday, according to an announcement on Saturday following a closed meeting between US Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) and Myanmar's Senior General Than Shwe [BBC …

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by Abigail Salisbury

The US Supreme Court and the constitution were the focus of discussion Friday afternoon at the Netroots Nation progressives conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Blogger Christy Hardin Smith began the session by giving her opinion that the Supreme Court is something Americans should pay more attention to, because those decisions affect all of our lives in …

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by Matt Glenn

Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Gordon Wetherell issued an order Friday suspending the British Overseas Territory's constitution and submitting to direct rule by the UK after being directed to do so by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The FCO move follows a May 31 report …

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