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Legal news from Sunday, May 30, 2010
by Erin Bock

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said Friday that she will not seek the assistance of state Attorney General Terry Goddard in defending against challenges to the new immigration law. The announcement came after Goddard met with officials from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday and …

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by Erin Bock

A US immigration judge on Thursday ordered Times Square bombing suspect Aftab Ali Khan deported to his native Pakistan. Khan was arrested along with two other men earlier this month on immigration charges under the suspicion that they transferred money to Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, but Khan told authorities that he had never heard of Shahzad …

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by Sarah Miley

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Saturday for gay rights reform throughout the international community. Praising Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika for his Friday decision to pardon a gay couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison on sodomy charges, Ban stated that the UN cannot "stay quiet when people …

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by Sarah Miley

A task force initiated by the US government to evaluate the status of Guantanamo Bay detainees has reported that only 10 percent of inmates were terrorist leaders when President Barack Obama took office in 2009. The Guantanamo Bay Task Force completed the report in January, but it was not disclosed to Congress …

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