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Legal news from Tuesday, December 7, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Janus Capital Group v. First Derivative Traders, a securities fraud case. The question before the court is whether a service provider can be held primarily liable in a private securities fraud suit for aiding …

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by Julia Zebley

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled 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, which provide for the right to free expression and …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

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 "was of dubious legality and no utility" and resulted in a mass violation of civil rights, according to a report released Tuesday by the …

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by Andrea Bottorff

Zambia's Supreme Court on Monday acquitted Regina Chiluba, the wife of former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba, 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 her to three-and-a-half years in prison on charges of receiving stolen funds. All three justices …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday ruled that a proposed "truth commission" created to investigate former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is unconstitutional. President Benigno Aquino set up the "truth commission" in July to investigate allegations that the outgoing administration engaged in corruption and rights violations, like …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's ability to conduct "targeted killings" in the case of radical Muslim cleric and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. Judge John Bates found that the court lacked jurisdiction over …

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