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Legal news from Saturday, April 10, 2010
by Ximena Marinero

Spanish National Court judge Baltasar Garzon on Saturday appealed an indictment that charges him with abuse of power for launching an investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the Spanish Civil War. Garzon alleges that the indictment issued by Spanish Supreme Court …

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by Ximena Marinero

Polish Parliament Speaker Bronislaw Komorowski became the interim Polish president on Saturday after elected President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash. Komorowski must now announce the date of the next presidential elections within two weeks. The elections must be held within two months of the official …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans announced Friday that that his country will temporarily suspend processing all asylum claims from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Evans, a cabinet minister under Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, said that Afghani and Sri Lankan asylum seekers would be denied entry because of improved security situations in those countries. Sri …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

The US Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL) on Friday consolidated more than 150 pending lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corporation and transferred them to the US District Court for the Central District of California. The MDL panel said that transferring the cases to California to be …

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by Daniel Makosky

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released a report Friday accusing the government of committing human rights violations against the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The group criticized the response of officials at the local, state, and federal levels for being overly bureaucratic and lacking both accountability and leadership. As a result, …

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