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Legal news from Sunday, February 20, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi called Sunday for his own trial to be set up in a public court. In an open letter to the head of the Supreme Judicial System of Iran, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, posted on his website Saham News, Karroubi asked for …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

The Utah House of Representatives on Friday approved an Arizona-style immigration law by a 58-15 majority vote. Sponsored by Representative Stephen Sandstrom (R), the controversial bill had been amended several times before going up for a vote. The proposed law will give state law enforcement officials the …

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by Julia Zebley

The Wyoming Senate on Friday approved a bill, that would void in Wyoming any same-sex marriages and civil unions performed in other jurisdictions. Although House Bill 74, Validity of Marriage, passed with a vote of 16-14, the Senate amended the bill to allow couples to use the state court …

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by Julia Zebley

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pledged Saturday to reform the country's judicial system, days after it was announced that he will stand trial for charges of underage prostitution. Calling himself the "most persecuted man in the history of the justice system," in a released audio statement [audio statement and transcript, …

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