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Legal news from Sunday, August 7, 2011
by Aman Kakar

Military judge Colonel David Conn sentenced Specialist Adam Winfield to three years in prison, demotion to private and a bad-conduct discharge on Friday for involuntary manslaughter in the death of an Afghan civilian. Winfield pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and to smoking hashish. Winfield, who has already spent a year in custody, was originally charged with premeditated …

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by Aman Kakar

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling invalidating the Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act, which prohibited the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) from providing transgender inmates with hormone treatment. The district court invalidated the act because it violated the Eighth Amendment …

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by Daniel Makosky

Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav on Sunday appeared before the Supreme Court of Israel to begin the appeal of his conviction and seven-year sentence for rape and sexual assault. The proceedings, which are being held in open court, are expected to conclude following two weeks of arguments [JTA …

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by Ashley Hileman

Saudi Arabian officials on Saturday proposed amendments to the draft anti-terrorism law that received much criticism from human rights groups. A spokesperson for the Shura Council confirmed that the draft of the Penal Law for Terrorism Crimes and Financing of Terrorism was discussed during a session of the council in which changes to make …

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by Ashley Hileman

The convicted ringleader of abuses committed at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad was released Saturday after serving more than six-and-a-half years of his 10-year sentence. Army Spc. Charles Graner, who was being held at the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, was released early as a result of earning days off …

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