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Legal news from Saturday, February 5, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the health care reform law. Judge Keith Starrett ruled that plaintiffs, Mississippi Lt. Governor Phil Bryant and 10 other Mississippi residents who filed the complaint, failed …

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by Megan McKee

The US and Russia on Saturday formally inaugurated the New START treaty, an agreement intended to reduce nuclear arms in both countries. At the security conference in Munich, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged documents that finalized two years of negotiations aimed …

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by Megan McKee

A federal judge on Thursday upheld the detention of Mashur Al Sabri, a Saudi-born Yemeni citizen who was captured between Afghanistan and Pakistan and detained as an enemy combatant in December 2002. Sabri is currently 32 years old and has been held for more than eight years in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The ruling …

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