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Legal news from Saturday, June 19, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention recommended Friday that Malaysia repeal or amend its internal security laws, which allow indefinite detainment without trial. At the end of an official visit, the group said amending the laws would allow Malaysia to conform to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UN …

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by Sarah Miley

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Friday dismissed 49 terrorism lawsuits, including five cases against relatives of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, citing lack of evidence. Judge George Daniels dismissed claims against four half-brothers and a nephew of bin Laden, holding that the prosecution …

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by Sarah Miley

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to file a lawsuit challenging Arizona's controversial immigration legislation, according to media reports Friday. Senior officials for the Obama administration are said to have confirmed the DOJ's intent after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned the legal action in a …

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