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Legal news from Sunday, March 13, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi

The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday agreed to hear a case seeking to determine whether Virignia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli can subpoena records about a former professor at the University of Virginia. Cuccinelli is requesting that the University turn over records about global warming researcher Dr. Michael Mann, now a …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

A court in Cuba on Saturday sentenced US contractor Alan Gross to 15 years in prison for attempting to undermine the communist government of Cuba, according to a state-run website. US National Security spokesman Tommy Vietor immediately denounced the ruling, calling the 15-year sentence an "injustice." Gross was arrested at the Havana …

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by Drew Singer

The League of Arab States on Saturday adopted a resolution calling for the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. The Arab League declared that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been using aircraft to combat civilian protesting, and it is the UN's responsibility [Ahram …

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by Drew Singer

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned the corruption conviction of Vic Kohring, a former Republican member of the Alaska State Legislature. Kohring was caught on tape accepting cash from Bill Allen, an executive for Alaskan oil services and engineering company VECO Corp.. The court held that Kohring …

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