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Legal news from Saturday, January 30, 2010
by Ximena Marinero

The Hawaii House of Representatives on Friday postponed indefinitely a vote on legislation that would have allowed persons in same-sex civil unions the same rights as married heterosexual couples. The postponement was decided by voice vote; only a two-thirds majority in the Hawaii House would allow further action on the bill. In …

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by Ximena Marinero

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday dismissed two Russian proposals for new European security treaties and reaffirmed US commitment to "unified" European security. In prepared remarks delivered at the L’Ecole Militaire in Paris, Clinton said:the Russian Government under President Medvedev has put forth proposals for new security treaties in Europe. Indivisibility of security …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has asked the country's highest court, the State Council, for input on implementing a proposed law that would ban public wearing of the burqa, the full Islamic veil. In a letter to Jean-Marc Sauve, the Vice-Chairman of …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

A jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York Friday found giant French entertainment corporation Vivendi SA liable on 57 counts of violating US federal securities laws. The jury found that Vivendi SA had made material misstatements regarding its financial health in 2001-2002 before a …

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