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Legal news from Monday, November 1, 2010
by Matt Glenn

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced Monday that Indonesian soldiers caught on video [CNN report; WARNING: readers may find the video disturbing] last month torturing Papuan detainees will stand trial before a military tribunal. Yudhoyono said that the decision to try the soldiers was the result of the government's dedication to …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Ortiz v. Jordan on whether a party may appeal an order denying summary judgment after a full trial on the merits if the party chose not to appeal the order before trial. Petitioner Michelle …

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by Ann Riley

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in five cases and called for views by the Acting Solicitor General on two pending petitions. In JDB v. North Carolina, the court will determine whether a juvenile student who incriminated himself while being questioned by law enforcement officers was …

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by Ashley Hileman

A penal court in the Aden province of Yemen on Sunday sentenced a group of 10 Somali pirates to five years in prison. The men were convicted on charges of committing acts of piracy against Yemeni fishing boats. Three other individuals were also tried but were acquitted for lack of evidence. The 13 individuals were …

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by LaToya Sawyer

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Monday convicted former Rwanda businessman Gaspard Kanyarukiga on charges of genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity. Kanyarukiga was indicted in 2001 for his alleged involvement with the 1994 Rwandan genocide and faced charges …

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by Eryn Correa

The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office of Ankara on Saturday lifted a nearly three-year ban on YouTube after disputed videos were removed from the site's content. A German-based international licensing service owned by a Turkish citizen reportedly bought the rights to the videos that allegedly insulted Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk [Turkish News …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

A panel of seven senior US military officers on Sunday sentenced Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr to 40 years in prison, but Khadr will serve no more than eight years under the terms of a guilty plea agreement. Khadr pleaded guilty last week to …

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