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Legal news from Sunday, November 8, 2009
12:11 EDT

[JURIST] Rival political parties in Sudan [JURIST news archive] 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) [party [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] US officials are conducting reviews to determine which Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees may face trials in military or civilian courts in the US, according to statements [AP report] made by Attorney General Eric Holder [official profile] to reporters Sunday. Holder also said a decision on whether to [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] late Saturday passed [press release] landmark legislation [HR 3962 materials] 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 [roll call], with only one Republican, Congressman [read more]

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