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Legal news from Saturday, February 12, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

Federal District Judge Larry Burns ordered on Friday that the federal mug shots of accused Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner temporarily be kept from public view. Defense counsel for Loughner filed an emergency motion to bar release of those photos to the public, arguing that release of the photos would bring unwanted media attention [Reuters …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

A federal judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan on Friday ruled that Wal-Mart did not wrongly fire an employee who had been using medical marijuana to treat a brain tumor. In dismissing plaintiff Joseph Casias' lawsuit, Judge Robert Jonker determined that the Michigan Medical …

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by Megan McKee

A federal judge of the US District Court of the Central District of California on Friday held that the city of Los Angeles violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by not accounting for people with disabilities in the city's emergency disaster planning. Judge Consuelo B. Marshall stated that it is the …

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by Megan McKee

Amnesty International (AI) on Friday denounced the detention of British resident Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo Bay, calling it a "mockery of justice". Aamer has been held by the US since 2002 on claims that he was fighting with the Taliban. This weekend marks the ninth full year of his detainment, and the …

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