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Legal news from Saturday, January 16, 2010
16:01 EDT

[JURIST] Haitian nationals already present in the US on January 12 have been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and will be allowed to continue living and working in the US for the next 18 months regardless of their immigration status, Department of Homeland Security [official website] Secretary Janet Napolitano [official [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Wolesi Jirga [official website], Afghanistan's lower house of Parliament, Saturday narrowly approved [Sabawoon report; partly in Arabic] Habibullah Galib as the country's new Minister of Justice but overall rejected [CNN report] 10 of President Hamid Karzai's 17 nominees for cabinet positions, Karzai's second such setback in two weeks. [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] US Department of Defense officials Friday released [BBC report] the names of prisoners held at Bagram Air Base [JURIST archive] in Afghanistan, in response to a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) [text] request filed [materials; JURIST report] by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] last year. The [read more]

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