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Legal news from Wednesday, December 22, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Senate voted 71-26 Wednesday to ratify the so-called New START treaty between Russia and the US. The new START treaty replaces the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I treaty), with Russia and the US each pledging to reduce their countries' nuclear warheads by about 30 percent. Under the terms …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday gave final approval to a defense spending bill that includes a provision preventing Guantanamo Bay detainees from being transferred to the US for trial. The legislation would block Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other accused 9/11 …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law a bill to repeal the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive]. The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 was approved in the Senate Saturday after being passed by the House …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday ordered the US government to pay more than $2.5 million in damages and attorney's fees to an Islamic charity for illegally wiretapping its conversations without a warrant. Judge Vaughn Walker found in March that the National Security Agency (NSA) [official …

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by Aman Kakar

A UK High Court on Tuesday denied an appeal from Iraqi citizens to open a single public inquiry into allegations of abuse by members of the British Armed Forces. The Public Interest Lawyers (PIL), the group representing a group of more than140 Iraqis, appealed to the High Court after Defence Secretary Liam Fox [official …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Tuesday upheld the convictions of former Illinois governor George Ryan, refusing his request for early release. In September, Ryan asked Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer to vacate his prison sentence, following a recent US Supreme Court [official website; …

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