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Legal news from Wednesday, August 26, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

The High Court of Australia ruled Wednesday that the Australian Military Court (AMC) is unconstitutional. The High Court held that the AMC employed the judicial power of the Commonwealth while AMC judges functioned within the hierarchy of the military, which was a violation of chapter three of the Australian Constitution. …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Michigan Supreme Court has permitted lower courts to use "reasonable control" over the appearance of those who arrive in court, effectively allowing judges to ban certain religious clothing. In an order issued Tuesday, the court amended the Michigan Rules of Evidence, motivated by the 2006 case of Ginnah Muhammad. Muhammad had filed …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Spanish National Court Judge Baltasar Garzon said during a visit to Honduras Tuesday that he is gravely concerned by the human rights situation in the country. Garzon, famed for indicting Osama bin Laden and former Latin American dictator Augusto Pinochet, spoke at a human rights forum organized by the …

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by Amelia Mathias

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Italy was negligent in completing an accurate investigation of the death of a protester at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa. The court awarded €40,000 to the family of Carlo Giuliani, the protester who died after being shot by an Italian police …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Argentine Supreme Court unanimously held Tuesday that possession of small amounts of marijuana for private, personal consumption that does not endanger or harm third parties is not punishable by law. The ruling reversed a lower court ruling that had convicted five defendants for possessing small amounts …

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by Amelia Mathias

Iran on Tuesday began the trials of more reformers accused of attempting to overthrow the government in a "velvet revolution" following the disputed June 12 presidential election. This trial is the fourth of its kind to occur since reformists, protesters, and journalists were arrested during the widespread demonstrations that took place in the weeks …

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by Ximena Marinero

The British Department for Business Innovation and Skills on Tuesday proposed stricter sanctions against illegal file-sharing that would include restricting and suspending user Internet access. The proposed regulations would be managed by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which would report to Business Secretary Lord Peter Mandelson, recommending action against specific users. …

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