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Legal news from Monday, May 31, 2010
by Andrew Morgan

The Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to restore access to the Facebook social networking website. The LHC had blocked access to the website earlier this month, in response to a page created by a Facebook user which marked "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day", encouraging users to submit …

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by Sarah Miley

Chairman of the US military Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen on Sunday urged Congress to delay passing a legislative amendment to repeal the military's controversial "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive] until a review of the legislation is completed by the Pentagon. Mullen stated that …

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by Sarah Miley

A Bangladesh High Court has dismissed the last of 15 corruption cases against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her lawyer said Monday. The court held that Hasina had not committed a criminal offense when she used government funds to to appoint US lobbyists to represent the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority during her 1996-2001 …

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