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Legal news from Saturday, March 27, 2010
by Daniel Makosky

A US military judge Friday denied a motion to dismiss charges against US Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the leader of the squad implicated in the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in November 2005. Lt. Col. David Jones ruled that the evidence was …

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by Daniel Makosky

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled Friday that limiting contributions from individuals to independent political advocacy organizations is unconstitutional. The court relied on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which eased restrictions on political and campaign spending by …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

A federal judge ruled Friday that firearms regulations in Washington DC, including a ban on assault weapons and a prohibition on large capacity ammunition feeding devices, do not violate the US Second Amendment. The ruling by Judge Ricardo M. Urbina of the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

Lawyers for former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra claimed Friday that the Constitutional Court of Thailand had wrongfully ordered the seizure of assets belonging to Thaksin and asked for a reconsideration of his case. Noppadon Pattama, Thaksin's legal advisor, said that new evidence had come to light …

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