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Legal news from Saturday, January 9, 2010
by Andrew Morgan

A three judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Friday upheld the constitutionality of provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act [18 USC § 4248 text], which allow a person deemed "sexually dangerous" to be civilly committed after the expiration of a federal criminal sentence. Two …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Chinese Embassy in Switzerland on Friday warned that Switzerland would jeopardize relations with China by accepting two Uighur Guantanamo Bay detainees. Switzerland has already agreed to accept an Uzbek Guantanamo detainee, who will be relocated to the canton of Geneva, but authorities from the canton of Jura made a public statement …

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