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Legal news from Saturday, February 19, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday denied a petition for writ of habeas corpus of a Yemeni man currently detained at Guantanamo Bay. Judge Ricardo Urbina held that the government proved by a preponderance of the evidence that Mashour Abdullah Muqbel Alsabri was a …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday issued a second arrest warrant for former military president Pervez Musharraf for not appearing in court for charges related to the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Authorities were unable to serve an arrest warrant issued last Saturday because …

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by Dwyer Arce

Kenneth Marende, Speaker of the Kenyan National Assembly, ruled Thursday that four nominations made by President Mwai Kibaki had violated the requirement of consultation with the prime minister under the new constitution. In the ruling, Marende found that Kibaki's nominees to the positions of chief justice, attorney general, director …

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by Megan McKee

A US military tribunal on Friday sentenced Sudanese Guantanamo Bay detainee Noor Uthman Mohammed to 14 years in prison following a plea agreement in which he admitted to helping al Qaeda and providing material support to terrorism. Mohammed admitted earlier this week to meetings with al Qaeda and acting as a weapons …

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by Megan McKee

A jury in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reached a split decision on Friday in the corruption trial of former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella, convicting him of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering and conspiracy, and acquitting him of 27 counts, including extortion. Ciavarella, a former judge in Pennsylvania's Luzerne County Court …

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