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Legal news from Saturday, February 13, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday deferred the appointment of two judges by President Asif Ali Zardari in an emergency ruling which has once again pitched the country's judiciary against its executive. Current Lahore High Court Justices Khawaja Muhammad Sharif and Mian Saqib Nisar were to be appointed as a Judge …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on Friday dissolved the country's parliament and electoral commission based on allegations of voter fraud in the long delayed presidential elections in the African nation. On disbanding the government, Gbagbo charged Prime Minister Guillaume Soro with creation of new government and deciding on a …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

The government of Myanmar released 82-year old democracy activist U Tin Oo from six years of house arrest on Friday, just days before UN special envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana is to visit the country. Oo, a decorated general, is the Vice-Chairman of the National League of Democracy (NLD), the …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

The US Supreme Court Friday ordered the Obama administration and lawyers for Chinese Uighurs detained at Guantanamo Bay to file briefs explaining how Switzerland's decision to accept two Uighurs as refugees affects their pending habeas petition [petitioner's brief, PDF; government brief in opposition, PDF]. The Court originally granted certiorari …

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