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Legal news from Saturday, November 14, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

French National Assembly representative Andre Gerin said Friday that the country will formally oppose the wearing of burqas, but is unlikely to pursue legislation to ban the garment. Gerin is the head of a special commission created by the French government to evaluate a ban …

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by Devin Montgomery

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction director Terry Collins announced Friday that the state would adopt a single-drug lethal injection protocol, replacing its current three-drug method. The state undertook a review of its lethal injection practices in September after the planed execution of inmate Romell Broom failed when a suitable vein for the …

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by Christian Ehret

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Friday that the Obama administration will push for immigration reform legislation early next year. Speaking at the Center for American Progress (CAP), DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the proposed legislation would be a "three-legged stool" that combines effective and fair enforcement, an …

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by Christian Ehret

Former US congressman William Jefferson (D-LA) was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison on 11 counts of bribery and corruption. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Jefferson solicited bribes between 2000 and 2005 while serving in the US House of Representatives, ordering him to forfeit $470,000. …

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