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Legal news from Sunday, September 27, 2009
by Amelia Mathias

The US will have a hard time convincing other countries to adopt emissions-cutting legislation so long as an American bill capping carbon emissions remains unpassed, US climate change chief negotiator Jonathan Pershing said in an interview with AP published Sunday. The Waxman-Markey Climate Bill passed the House of Representatives in June …

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by Amelia Mathias

US Army First Lt. Ehren Watada has won discharge from military service after a three year battle to avoid redeployment in Iraq, according to media reports Friday. Watada sought to leave the army in 2006 in objection to the war in Iraq, arguing that by participating in it, he would be committing …

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by Safiya Boucaud

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Saturday announced that three more detainees have been released from the Guantanamo Bay prison. Two Uzbek detainees were transferred to Ireland and one Yemeni national was transferred to Yemen. According to the DOJ's release:As directed by the President's Jan. 22, 2009 Executive Order, the interagency …

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