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Legal news from Saturday, November 6, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected a petition from Troy Anthony Davis on Friday for a certificate of appealability (COA), ruling that Davis must appeal his case directly to the US Supreme Court. Davis was seeking a COA to appeal the US District Court …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian and 21 co-defendants, including his wife and other relatives, were acquitted on Friday of charges of money laundering, breach of trust and insider trading. Taipei District Court Judge Chou Chan-chun cited lack of evidence in his ruling, noting that, under the Anti-Corruption Act, …

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by Daniel Makosky

The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) on Friday filed a petition asking the US Supreme Court to rescind the stay preventing the suspension of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive] policy. The LCR are seeking to overturn the indefinite extension …

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by Daniel Makosky

A Peruvian judge on Saturday reinstated the parole of Lori Berenson, a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with a Marxist rebel organization. Berenson has served three-quarters of a 20-year sentence, making her eligible for parole. She must now remain in Peru until the end of her parole, though the government may elect to …

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