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Legal news from Saturday, October 22, 2011
by Julia Zebley

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit unanimously ruled to restore the Roadless Rule, ending a 2008 national injunction. The Roadless Rule blocks road-building and commercial timber harvesting on expanses of roadless areas around the country, primarily the National Forests. The National Forest Services (NFS) and the US Department of …

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by Julia Zebley

On Friday, Australian Attorney General Robert McClelland announced that he will be petitioning the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense to re-examine the war crime convictions of Australian Lieutenants Harry "Breaker" Morant and Peter Handcock during the Boer War. Morant and Handcock were convicted through a court martial of murdering Boer …

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by Zach Zagger

United Nations Special Rapporteur on on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, on Thursday urged respect for international standards concerning the use of lethal force during arrests and warned that the growing use of targeted killings with unmanned drones is legally problematic. Heyns made a report to the UN the General Assembly saying that …

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