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Legal news from Monday, May 3, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Monday heard arguments in the appeal of Army Spc. Charles Graner, sentenced to 10 years in prison for abuses committed at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Graner, the alleged ringleader of the Abu Ghraib …

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by Steve Dotterer

A federal judge on Monday granted bail for nine individuals accused of crimes committed as part of a "Christian warrior" militia called Hutaree. Judge Victoria Roberts of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that bail would be granted but that the eight men and one woman must …

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by Steve Dotterer

Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson agreed on Monday to delay the implementation of a new state law requiring women seeking an abortion to consent first to an ultrasound. The Center for Reproductive Rights requested a restraining order temporarily barring enforcement of the law. The Center contends the law …

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by Matt Glenn

The coalition led by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki requested Monday that an election court delay a recount of votes from the March 7 parliamentary elections that began Monday morning, claiming that the procedures currently in place fail to protect adequately against irregularities. Head of the Independent High …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 in Renico v. Lett that double jeopardy is not violated by a new trial after a state trial court declared a mistrial due to the jury's inability to reach a verdict. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth …

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by Matt Glenn

Journalism rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a report Monday listing 40 "Predators of Press Freedom" throughout the world. The list includes several prominent politicians and groups including Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Spain's Basque separatist group ETA and the Sinaloa, …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in Hui v. Castaneda that Public Health Service (PHS) officers or employees are immune from Bivens actions for harms arising out of constitutional violations committed while acting within the scope of their office or employment. Under the Federal Tort …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

An Indian court on Monday convicted Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab of murder and waging war against India for his role in the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166. Kasab, a Pakistani native, was convicted on all 86 charges against him. Prosecutors had accused Kasab of being one of the gunmen …

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