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Legal news from Tuesday, May 10, 2011
by Hillary Stemple

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the health care reform law in two cases challenging the law. Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius was filed by the state's attorney general …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Lawyers for accused USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri said Tuesday that they have filed suit against Poland in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over his alleged torture at a secret CIA prison in the country. Last month, the US Department of Defense …

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by Zach Zagger

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday convicted the country's former tourism minister, Zoheir Garranah, for corruption and sentenced him to five years in prison. Garranah was found to have sold public land in the Red Sea province below market value to two businessmen. The two businessmen were also found guilty in absentia and also received five-year sentences. The court …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Monday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to uphold a lower court ruling that blocked an Oklahoma constitutional amendment banning courts from considering international or Islamic law. Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved the measure, …

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by Zach Zagger

Arizona state officials said Monday the state will go directly to the US Supreme Court to lift the injunction preventing the state from enforcing its controversial immigration law. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) and Attorney General Tom Horne announced that the state would immediately petition …

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