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Legal news from Monday, September 19, 2011
by John Paul Putney

Violent crime in the US dropped for the fourth consecutive year, the FBI announced on Monday. The estimates are part of the annual figures prepared as part of the Bureau's Crime in the United States (CIUS) report for 2010. In addition to an overall drop in violent crime, property crimes also decreased …

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by John Paul Putney

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday that a 17-year sentence was not enough for Jose Padilla, convicted on terrorism-related charges. Padilla and co-defendants Adham Hassoun and Kifah Jayyousi had appealed their convictions, and federal prosecutors appealed the sentence given by US district court …

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by Jennie Ryan

Voters in Liechtenstein on Sunday rejected a proposal to legalize abortion in the country after Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, the acting Head of State, expressed displeasure with the law and threatened to veto the proposed change. The referendum, entitled Help Instead of Punishment, would have decriminalized abortion [AP …

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by Jennie Ryan

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Friday sentenced a man for contempt of court for refusing to testify. The man, Shefqet Kabashi, was sentenced to two months in jail for refusing on two occasions to answer questions during the 2007 trial related to the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo [BBC …

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