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Legal news from Sunday, October 9, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

The United Nations (UN) called on all parties to the Libyan revolution to maintain respect for human rights as the conflict winds down in Sirte. As the interim government forces push through the hometown of former Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Representative …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

California Governor Jerry Brown Saturday vetoed a bill that would have allowed public colleges and universities to consider demographic factors such as race during the admissions process. The bill, introduced by Senator Ed Hernandez, would have effectively overturned ballot measure Proposition 209, which banned the use …

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by Sarah Posner

An Obama administration legal memorandum from last year found that the killing of US citizen and senior al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki would only be legal if it were not feasible to take al-Awlaki alive. The memo last year followed months of legal debate regarding the decision to kill a US citizen …

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by Sarah Posner

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Dream Act into law on Saturday, expanding financial aid to undocumented students. Under AB 131, high achieving students who are in the process of applying for citizenship are eligible to receive financial aid for college. The newly enacted law builds on AB 130, signed into …

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