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Legal news from Tuesday, December 7, 2010
15:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Tuesday in Janus Capital Group v. First Derivative Traders [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report], a securities fraud case. The question before the court is whether a service provider can be held [read more]

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[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment text] Tuesday that Scotland has violated the media's right to report on trials and challenge court orders. The ECHR found the UK and Scotland in violations of articles 10 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] A local regulation [O Reg 233/10 text] that broadened the scope of police search and seizure powers in certain areas of Toronto during June's Group of 20 (G-20) summit [official website] "was of dubious legality and no utility" and resulted in a mass violation of civil rights, according to [read more]

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[JURIST] Zambia's Supreme Court on Monday acquitted Regina Chiluba, the wife of former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba [BBC profile], of charges that she accepted stolen property during the years of her husband's administration. The court overruled a previous decision from March that sentenced [BBC report] her to three-and-a-half years in [read more]

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[JURIST] The Supreme Court of the Philippines [official website] on Tuesday ruled [judgment text] that a proposed "truth commission" created to investigate former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] is unconstitutional. President Benigno Aquino [BBC profile] set up the "truth commission" in July to investigate allegations that [read more]

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[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a lawsuit [JURIST report] challenging the Obama administration's ability to conduct "targeted killings" in the case of radical Muslim cleric and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. [read more]

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