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Legal news from Saturday, July 23, 2011
by Daniel Makosky

Two UN rights officials on Friday expressed concern over reports of violence used by Syrian authorities against the country's own people. Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide Francis Deng and Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect Edward Luck stated that reports of Syrian forces killing or …

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by Daniel Makosky

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday ordered that "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive], the controversial policy barring openly gay individuals from serving in the military, will remain partially in effect during the 60 days prior to its newly-scheduled repeal. The court effectively reiterated …

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by Ashley Hileman

A federal judge on Friday reduced a $1.5 million jury verdict against a Minnesota woman who was found to have willfully shared music files to $54,000. Chief Judge Michael Davis of the US District Court for the District of Minnesota described the court as "intimately familiar" with the case against Jammie Thomas-Rasset, as it has …

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by Ashley Hileman

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday ruled that two former Guantanamo detainees cannot continue to litigate their habeas corpus petitions and refused to order the Government to rescind their designations as "enemy combatants." Nazul Gul and Adel Hamad were detained at Guantanamo Bay for several …

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