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Legal news from Sunday, November 8, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

Rival political parties in Sudan have accused each other of fraud, torture, intimidation, and sabotage as voters began registering Sunday for the first democratic multi-party elections in almost a quarter of a century, slated for April of next year. The dominant National Congress Party (NCP) has been accused of buying votes, using government resources …

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by Steve Czajkowski

US officials are conducting reviews to determine which Guantanamo Bay detainees may face trials in military or civilian courts in the US, according to statements made by Attorney General Eric Holder to reporters Sunday. Holder also said a decision on whether to hold such proceedings may come as early as November 16. …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The US House of Representatives late Saturday passed landmark legislation designed to reform the US health care system. The bill, entitled the Affordable Health Care for America Act, passed by a narrow vote of 220-215, with only one Republican, Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA), voting with the majority. …

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