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Legal news from Saturday, August 20, 2011
by Daniel Makosky

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning on Wednesday issued an advisory opinion drawing marked parallels between the state's campaign finance laws and portions of similar Arizona regulations that were recently overturned by the US Supreme Court. Under Nebraska law, candidates for certain public offices may voluntarily accept additional oversight in exchange for …

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by Daniel Makosky

A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against a provision in North Carolina's budget that denies state and federal funding to Planned Parenthood for family planning and teen sex education services. The order provides temporary relief until a lawsuit, filed last month …

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by Jennie Ryan

Scottish officials on Saturday defended the decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds after he was diagnosed with cancer, even though he is still alive two years later. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said al Megrahi was released on compassionate grounds alone and "hether people support or oppose …

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by Jennie Ryan

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ordered Friday that a group of women seeking to recover damages from Wal-Mart must file their lawsuits by October 28. The order was issued on a motion to extend tolling of the statute of limitations by former members of the class action …

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