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Legal news from Wednesday, September 7, 2011
by Dan Taglioli

Germany's Federal Constitutional Court on Tuesday rejected as unfounded three constitutional complaints against German and European legal instruments and other measures in connection with both the European Monetary Union rescue package and the financial aid package for Greece. The high court ruled that by voting through national acts that implement the broader European …

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by Dan Taglioli

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the 2010 denial of petition for a writ of habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainee Shawali Khan. Khan is an Afghan citizen who, at the time of his capture in mid-November 2002, lived in …

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by Ashley Hileman

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to disclose docket information of certain cases in which the DOJ used cell phone location data to track criminal suspects. The suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in …

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by Ashley Hileman

Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday criticized Sri Lanka's investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during its 26-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and urged the UN to conduct an independent investigation to ensure justice for the victims and their families. The report argues that the Lessons …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that House Bill 2013, a law rescinding health benefits for same-sex couples in the public sector, is in violation of the equal protection clause of the Constitution. The ruling upholds an injunction issued by a district court that has temporarily reinstated these …

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by Julia Zebley

The California Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments on whether intervening advocacy groups can defend Proposition 8 in court, in response to a certified question by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. When Judge Vaughn Walker struck down the same-sex marriage …

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