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Legal news from Saturday, August 29, 2009
by Christian Ehret

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that two Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to Portugal under an agreement between the countries. The Syrian nationals were released from the detention facility following a comprehensive review of their cases by the Guantanamo Review Task Force. Portugal's Internal Administration Ministry [official website, …

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by Christian Ehret

A federal court ruled Thursday that a Connecticut campaign finance law discriminated against minor party candidates in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The state's Campaign Finance Reform Act, which provided public funding to candidates in elections for state offices, established a Citizens' Election Program under the supervision of the State Elections …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

Mexican Director General for Protection of Mexicans Abroad Daniel Hernandez told a Mexico City audience Friday that discrimination against Mexicans in US has increased, specifically citing the case of Cirila Baltazar Cruz, a Mexican immigrant from Oaxaca, who lost custody [Mississippi Clarion-Ledger report] of her child while in the US because of alleged child …

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