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Legal news from Saturday, September 18, 2010
18:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday heard oral arguments in the appeal of a district court ruling that ordered the release [JURIST report] of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Mohamedou Olud Slahi [NYT materials]. The three-judge panel indicated that [read more]

17:09 EDT

[JURIST] Supporters of Proposition 8 [text; JURIST news archive], California's ban on same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive], filed a brief [text, PDF] Friday in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] requesting to proceed with an appeal. The brief seeks standing to argue the appeal following [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced Friday that a US scientist and his wife have been indicted [text, PDF] for conspiring to sell nuclear weapons information to an individual they believed worked for the Venezuelan government. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie Mascheroni, were arrested [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Judges for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] a verdict in favor of Royal Dutch Shell PLC [corporate website] in a case brought by families of Nigerian protesters who were executed [UNHCR backgrounder] by the previous Nigerian government in [read more]

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