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Legal news from Sunday, March 13, 2011

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Virginia [official website] on Friday agreed to hear a case seeking to determine whether Virignia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli [official profile] can subpoena records about a former professor at the University of Virginia [academic website]. Cuccinelli is requesting that the University turn over records about … [read more]

[JURIST] A court in Cuba on Saturday sentenced [Cubadebate report, in Spanish] 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 [Washington Post report], calling the … [read more]

[JURIST] The League of Arab States [official website, in Arabic] on Saturday adopted a resolution calling for the United Nations Security Council [official website] to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. The Arab League declared that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has been using aircraft to … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals [officials website] on Friday overturned [opinion, PDF] the corruption conviction of Vic Kohring, a former Republican member of the Alaska State Legislature [official website]. Kohring was caught on tape accepting cash from Bill Allen, an executive for Alaskan oil services and engineering … [read more]

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