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Legal news from Saturday, September 5, 2009
by Christian Ehret

Iran opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi on Saturday called for continued protests over the recent controversial election in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected. Mousavi maintained his position that the election was fraudulent and urged supporters to oppose the results. Mousavi's statements came just days after Ahmadinejad called for the prosecution …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

The Belgian Foreign Ministry announced press release] Friday that they have accepted a former Guantanamo Bay detainee into their country for resettlement. The Belgian government announced that the detainee, who has not been named, will receive a work permit and that further "accompanying measures will be specific with a view to ensuring his effective …

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by Christian Ehret

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday ruled that Airbus received illegal subsidies from European governments, according to sources familiar with the unreleased decision. The preliminary ruling came in response to a complaint filed by the US Trade Representative alleging that the subsidies caused material harm to US aircraft manufacturer Boeing [corporate …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that former attorney general John Ashcroft is not entitled to absolute and qualified immunity, allowing an unlawful detention lawsuit by US citizen Abdullah Al-Kidd to go forward. At the heart of the case is whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official …

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