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Legal news from Tuesday, September 22, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking information related to the treatment of prisoners at the US detention facility at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York against the …

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by Matt Glenn

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed suit Monday on behalf of two groups protesting this week's Group of 20 (G-20) Summit in Pittsburgh, alleging that police have violated their Constitutional rights. Seeds of Peace and Three Rivers Climate Convergence (3RCC) claim …

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by Matt Glenn

Google's AdWords, a system that causes advertisements to be shown alongside natural search results on Google, does not violate EU trademark law, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said in an advisory opinion Tuesday. AdWords allows advertisers, for a fee, to select keywords that, when searched by a …

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by Safiya Boucaud

A man currently imprisoned for smuggling guns into Canada pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism charges linked to the "Toronto 18" plot. Ali Mohamed Dirie's guilty plea comes less than three weeks after the first member of the group to plead guilty was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in …

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by Safiya Boucaud

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on Monday called for the UN General Assembly to appoint a special envoy to investigate allegations of human rights abuses in Iran since the controversial June presidential election. Both groups urged UN member states to seize the …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday that states can sue power companies for emitting carbon dioxide, allegedly contributing to global warming. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by eight states — California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin — as well …

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