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Legal news from Saturday, February 27, 2010
by Ximena Marinero

The Constitutional Court of Colombia voted 7-2 Friday to strike down as unconstitutional a law that would have allowed a referendum to amend the Colombian Constitution to enable current President Alvaro Uribe to run for a third term. The court's decision was based on …

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by Ximena Marinero

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was accused in a new lawsuit filed Friday in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court by the Cambodian government of forging and then disseminating a false map of the Cambodia-Vietnam border on his political party's website. The map posted on the Sam Rainsy …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

The United Nations General Assembly voted Friday to give the Israelis and Palestinians additional time to finish their separate investigations into alleged human rights violations that took place during the 2008-2009 conflict in Gaza. The measure, which gives the two parties five additional months, was opposed by Israel and the US. While …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

US Senate Judiciary Committee committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said at a hearing Friday that he was prepared to subpoena [Harper's report] the Department of Justice (DOJ) if it did not turn over missing e-mail records of former Bush administration lawyers John Yoo and Patrick Philbin …

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by Matt Glenn

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond unveiled a proposal Thursday that, if passed, would allow Scottish voters to choose whether to expand the country's autonomy. The draft referendum contains two ballot papers. One version of the first question asks whether Scotland should cut ties with the UK in most areas excluding foreign …

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