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Legal news from Friday, December 31, 2010
by Matt Glenn

The state of Texas filed a petition Thursday in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit asking the court to overturn rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions set to go into effect January 2. The petition challenges the legality of a rule …

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by Matt Glenn

The Bangkok Criminal Court sentenced 84 members of Thailand's People's Alliance for Democracy Network (PAD), known as the "yellow shirt" movement, to between six and 30 months in prison Thursday for their roles in a 2008 invasion of a Thai television station. The convictions are among the first handed …

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by Eryn Correa

A former Chinese corruption official was executed on Thursday for accepting more than 4.7 million USD in bribes. Zeng Jinchun, a chief inspector for the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) in the central province of Hunan, accepted bribes in return for mining contracts and job promotions over a decade, ending in 2006. In addition to his …

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