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Legal news from Saturday, October 15, 2011
by Julia Zebley

A disabled Navy veteran filed a notice of appeal Thursday with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for denying her partner a share of her disability benefits under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Carmen Cardona filed for veterans' spousal benefits last year but was denied. The Department of …

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by Julia Zebley

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday rejected a request by Judicial Watch and the Media Research Center (MRC) for documents pertaining to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo arrived in the Ivory Coast Saturday to investigate allegations of war crimes committed during post-election violence following last November's elections. Thousands were allegedly killed and hundreds detained and raped in the months-long struggle between ousted leader Laurent Gbagbo and rival President Alassane …

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