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Legal news from Sunday, September 18, 2011

[JURIST] Seven states, including California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, on Friday joined an antitrust lawsuit [amended complaint, PDF] initiated by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] attempting to block a proposed $39 billion acquisition of cellular carrier T-Mobile USA by Telecom giant AT&T [corporate … [read more]

[JURIST] Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Saturday criticized the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) [official website] for ruling in favor of presidential hopeful Leopoldo Lopez, thereby allowing him to run for office. A Venezuelan anti-corruption official had barred Lopez [Huffington Post report] from running … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Sunday convicted Zohair Garanah, the former tourism minister under the Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] regime, on corruption charges. As a result of the guilty verdict, the court sentenced him to three years in prison [AP report]. The conviction of Garanah, a … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced Thursday that the national rate of violent crime decreased by 13 percent [press release] during 2010. The announcement stemmed from statistics in the annual National Crime Victimization Survey [text, PDF], which consists of self-reported information and is complied by the … [read more]

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