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Legal news from Sunday, August 14, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

Three environmental groups on Saturday filed an emergency motion with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requesting that the court halt wolf hunts scheduled to begin in a few weeks in Idaho and Montana. The request calls for a cessation of the upcoming hunting season until the groups' appeal of a federal …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

Brazilian Judge Patricia Acioli, known for taking a hard-line against corrupt officials and militia death squads, was shot and killed on Thursday outside of her home by two masked men on motorbikes. Investigators revealed that at least twelve people are suspected of being involved in the attack, where at least sixteen bullets were fired …

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by Daniel Richey

An Egyptian criminal court on Sunday adjourned the trial of former interior minister Habib el-Adly. Judge Ahmed Rifaat ordered four recesses in the first three hours of the morning's proceedings in response to conduct by defense counsel that he believed was disruptive and disorganized. Defense counsel was never able to present its case in the course of the session. …

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