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Legal news from Wednesday, September 28, 2011
by Dan Taglioli

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ruled Tuesday that an Iraqi national can stand trial in US civilian court for terrorism-related crimes. Chief Judge Thomas Russell, in an 11-page opinion, rejected [Courier-Journal report] arguments made by Waad Ramadan Alwan that, under the Geneva Convention, he could only be prosecuted in …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the release of photographs taken shortly after Osama bin Laden's death. Nonprofit organization Justice Watch filed a complaint against the Obama administration in May, claiming that the government violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The Appeals Chamber for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the case of Aloys Ntabakuze, a former Rwandan army officer convicted of genocide and related crimes. Ntabakuze appealed his December 2008 conviction, in which the Trial Chamber sentenced him to life imprisonment. Before …

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by Ashley Hileman

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the appeal of Dominique Ntawukulilyayo, the former Sub-Prefect of the southern region of Gisagara. The five judges composing the Appeals Chamber will decide whether the Trial Chamber committed a number of errors of law and fact, as alleged …

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by Dan Taglioli

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday extended a hold on the release of the video recordings of last year's trial on the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban. In response to an emergency motion by proponents of the ban, the court granted a stay of US District Court Chief Judge …

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by Ashley Hileman

The Australian Minister for Defence announced Tuesday that women may now work in any position within the Australian Defence Force (ADF), including combat roles. Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith cited the "long and proud history" of women serving in the ADF as one of the reasons underlying the removal of the gender restrictions, which had …

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by Julia Zebley

The trial of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko resumed on Tuesday after a two-week recess with prosecutors asking the court to sentence Tymoshenko to seven years in prison and bar her from holding public office. Tymoshenko is on trial on charges of abuse of power and corruption, with the prosecution arguing …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in eight cases, consolidating two for oral arguments. In Filarsky v. Delia [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will consider whether a lawyer retained to work with government employees in conducting an internal affairs investigation is precluded from asserting qualified immunity solely because of his status …

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by Jennie Ryan

Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced on Tuesday that officials will carry out DNA tests on the thousands of bodies recently uncovered in unmarked graves in the country's northern region. Abdullah called for families of missing persons to provide DNA samples for testing. The announcement comes after Amnesty International (AI) called on leaders …

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