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Legal news from Saturday, October 23, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced Friday that his office will not appeal a decision by Florida Third District Court of Appeals striking down the state's prohibition against adoption by gay men and women. In September, the district court ruled that the prohibition was unlawful because it failed rational basis …

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by Daniel Makosky

The French Senate on Friday approved retirement reform legislation designed to keep the country's pension system viable. The bill, which passed by a 177-153 vote, increases the age at which individuals can retire from 60 to 62 while also raising the age of eligibility for …

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by Daniel Makosky

UN Special Rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak called Saturday for the Obama administration to launch an inquiry into the role of the US in human rights violations allegedly committed in Iraq. Nowak's comments follow the release of government information on WikiLeaks that included thousands of previously classified documents. Many of the documents purportedly …

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