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Legal news from Saturday, April 17, 2010
by Ximena Marinero

The Russian State Duma voted 437-0 Friday to approve a bill giving amnesty to veterans as well as concentration camp and Leningrad siege survivors for most crimes committed during World War II by. If approved in the upper house, the bill would apply to an estimated 100-200 persons, but the amnesty would not …

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by Ximena Marinero

Former commander of the Bosnian army during the 1992-1994 Bosnian civil war Rasim Delic died Friday of cancer in his home. Delic was awaiting a decision from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on his appeal from his 2008 conviction. …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

An Arkansas judge ruled Friday that a state law prohibiting all unmarried couples from adopting or fostering children violates the Arkansas Constitution. Critics claimed that the Arkansas Adoption and Foster Care Act of 2008, or Initiated Act I, was discriminatory because it prohibited all gay couples from adopting or fostering children as Arkansas …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted five former Blackwater executives on charges of weapons violations and lying to criminal investigators. The 15-count indictment charges five former executives, including former president Gary Jackson, with giving away certain weapons to the King of Jordan to curry favor and then lying on federal forms …

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