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Legal news from Sunday, January 31, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

Spanish National Court judge Baltasar Garzon will begin an inquiry into the suspected torture and ill-treatment of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Spanish media reported Saturday. The inquiry follows claims made by several Spanish groups - including the Association for the Dignity of Prisoners of Spain, the Free …

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by Dwyer Arce

Former US Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee have been cleared of allegations of wrongdoing in relation to their controversial memos asserting the legality of enhanced interrogation techniques, it was reported Friday. The results of the Office of Professional …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Hundreds of judges in Italy walked out of their courtrooms Saturday, in protest over judicial reform legislation proposed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The legislation, which has been approved by the Italian Senate, aims to shorten the trial and appeals process by putting strict time limits on its …

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by Steve Czajkowski

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said during an interview Sunday on CNN's State of the Union that upon being tried and convicted, alleged 9/11 conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would likely be executed. Gibbs stressed that the heinous nature of the crime he is accused of merits such severe punishment. When asked about …

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