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Legal news from Sunday, November 21, 2010
by Eryn Correa

US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) stalled a bill on Friday that would allow the federal government to block websites allegedly participating in copyright infringement. The Combatting Online Infringement and Counterfeit Act (COICA) aims to discourage Internet sites dedicated to infringement activities by allowing the Attorney General to petition for injunctive relief against such sites found …

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by Dwyer Arce

The Afghanistan Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) on Sunday disqualified 21 candidates who had participated in September's parliamentary elections for electoral fraud. The ECC disqualified the candidates after finding widespread irregularities in the voting in 12 provinces. Of the disqualified candidates, 19 had either won or were leading in their districts, seven of …

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by Dwyer Arce

The US Army Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday stayed proceedings against a soldier charged in the death of an Afghan civilian in January. The stay was granted in the case of Private First Class Andrew Holmes of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and allows time for the prosecution and defense to argue over the release of sealed photographs …

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