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Legal news from Sunday, November 15, 2009
by Amelia Mathias

The Iranian government on Saturday announced the establishment of a new police unit to fight Internet crime, though opposition leaders say its true purpose is to crack down on protesters and voices of dissent, who rely on the Internet to get their message out. The police unit has proclaimed that it will particularly target lies, fraud, and …

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by Amelia Mathias

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday remanded a case involving the assets of former Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos to the district court for investigation. The court found that 30 million dollars held by Merrill Lynch for more than 30 years has been handled in a "curious" manner by …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri said Friday he will not appeal a court ruling that allows same-sex marriages in the capital city of Argentina. Macri called the ruling a significant step, saying "it is important to accept and live with this new reality, which …

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by Steve Czajkowski

White House officials are considering purchasing a prison facility in northwestern Illinois to house terrorism suspects currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, according to media reports Saturday. The Thomson Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison located about 150 miles west of Chicago, is reportedly a leading alternative being considered by the Federal …

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