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Legal news from Sunday, November 15, 2009
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] 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 [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday remanded [opinion, PDF] a case involving the assets of former Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos [official profile] to the district court for investigation. The court found that 30 million dollars held by Merrill Lynch for more than [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri [BBC profile] said Friday he will not appeal [press release, in Spanish] a court ruling [VOA report] that allows same-sex marriages [JURIST news archives] in the capital city of Argentina. Macri called the ruling [Buenos Aires Herald report] a significant step, saying "it is [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] White House officials are considering purchasing a prison facility in northwestern Illinois to house terrorism suspects currently being held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], according to media reports Saturday. The Thomson Correctional Facility [IDOC backgrounder], a maximum security prison located about 150 miles west of Chicago, is reportedly [read more]

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