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Legal news from Sunday, March 27, 2011
by Erin Bock

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday condemned a ban on strikes and inciting protests in Egypt as a violation of international law. Upon ratification by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the proposed law will impose prison sentences and fines for strike actions and inciting protests that would negatively impact …

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by Erin Bock

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a complaint on Thursday to compel the release of documents related to the 2009 Honduras coup. The complaint names the US Department of Defense (DOD) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as defendants alleging the agencies withheld documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act …

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by Drew Singer

US Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) on Friday announced legislation requiring an immediate halt to military action in Libya until Congress authorizes its resumption. The Restoring Essential Constitutional Constraints for Libyan Action Involving the Military (RECLAIM) Act cites Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution while declaring that President Barack Obama …

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