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Legal news from Saturday, September 19, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe on Saturday urged the Sri Lankan government to conduct an independent inquiry into allegations of war crimes during the civil war against the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). After a visit to camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), Pascoe also said [UN News …

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by Christian Ehret

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the political spending of nonprofit groups violates the First Amendment. The suit was brought by pro-choice group EMILY'S List, which challenged recent FEC rules limiting the spending of nonprofits on election-related …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

Argentina's Chamber of Deputies approved a bill Thursday that would create new media ownership rules and a new regulatory body to interpret those laws. Argentine President Christina Fernandez De Kirchner said the proposed law, which would limit how many licenses a media company could own as well as its market share, …

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by Christian Ehret

A federal judge on Friday delayed the execution of Ohio death row inmate Romell Broom, following several failed attempts at administering a lethal injection on Tuesday. Judge Gregory Frost of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio issued the order following claims that the multiple attempts to find a vein during the …

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