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Legal news from Friday, November 27, 2009
by Dwyer Arce

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that the execution of Kenneth Biros could proceed as scheduled, overturning a stay of execution issued by the district court last month. The appeals court held Wednesday that the change to the execution procedure in Ohio removed the legal question from the …

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by Sarah Miley

The Iranian government was accused Thursday of confiscating the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi. The government seized the medal from Ebadi's safety deposit box in Tehran and froze her bank accounts three weeks ago, claiming that Ebadi owes $400,000 in taxes for the $1.3 million she was awarded …

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