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Legal news from Saturday, October 16, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth

California's Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) on Thursday issued a rule that will require sponsors of "thinly veiled" political ads reveal their funding sources. The FPPC said disclosure is no longer precluded in the absence of certain key words such as "vote for," "oppose," and "elect," but instead will be based on a reasonable interpretation …

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by Daniel Makosky

The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) on Friday concluded its case against right-wing politician Geert Wilders by asking for Wilders' acquittal on all charges. The prosecutors' request is based on a determination that the politician's statements were directed at Islam and not Muslims themselves, …

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by Daniel Makosky

The Republic of Moldova on Tuesday ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The treaty will become effective in Moldova on January 1, 2011. EU High Representative Catherine Ashton commended the move, noting the positive effects that ratification will have on relations …

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