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Legal news from Saturday, January 1, 2011
by Daniel Richey

Officials from the United Nations on Friday warned supporters of ousted Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo not to attack the Golf Hotel, where UN peacekeeping forces now stand guard over president-elect Alassane Ouattara. Y.J. Choi, head of the UN Ivory Coast Operation (UNOCI), said …

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by John Paul Putney

The Washington Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Thursday that holding death row inmates in solitary confinement indefinitely is not an impermissible increase in the severity of punishment. The suit was initiated by Jonathan Gentry, who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl and is the longest serving death row …

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