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Legal news from Saturday, December 19, 2009
by Ann Riley

While no legally binding agreement was reached at the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, 192 UN member countries agreed Saturday to “take note” of a non-binding Copenhagen Accord developed by leaders of the United States, China, India, Brazil, and South Africa aspiring to limit the global temperature …

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by Jonathan Cohen

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Friday that post-arrest detention is legal in cases where the detainees are reasonably detained. The case, Turkmen v. Ashcroft, challenged the alleged racial profiling, arbitrary detention and abuse of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian men swept up after 9/11. This most recent ruling …

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