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Legal news from Saturday, August 7, 2010
by Zach Zagger

The US Supreme Court on Friday refused to block the military trial of Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr. The Supreme Court issued a one-line order denying the Khadr's petition for a stay. The order had no noted dissents and offered no explanation of the ruling. The trial is …

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by Christian Ehret

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Attorney General Jerry Brown and others filed motions Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California opposing a request to stay the court's recent decision enjoining the enforcement of Proposition 8, the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The requested stay would disallow …

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by Christian Ehret

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that prolonged use of global positioning systems (GPS) to monitor suspects' vehicles violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. The appellate court found that there exists a reasonable expectation of privacy in the "whole of a person's movements …

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by Zach Zagger

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) to stop segregating HIV-positive inmates. HRW claims the policy promotes stigma and discrimination because HIV-positive prisoners are housed in a separate maximum security facility, regardless of their sentence, and forced to serve longer sentences because they are excluded from …

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