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Legal news from Thursday, November 3, 2011
by Matthew Pomy

All war crimes allegations against NATO, opposition and pro-Gaddafi forces committed during the recent conflict will be investigated "impartially and independently" according to a statement Wednesday by the Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo. In his statement to the UN Security Council, Ocampo gave an update on the events in …

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by Michael Haggerson

A trial observer appointed by a coalition of human rights groups said Thursday that the trial of five pro-democracy activists charged with publicly insulting United Arab Emirates (UAE) leaders has been "grossly unfair" and "has no basis in international law as it violates their freedom of expression." The five men, who have been detained since April, were …

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by Michael Haggerson

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss a suit by Sprint to block the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. AT&T and T-Mobile argued that Sprint failed to properly allege that the merger would cause it "antitrust injury," thus …

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by Dan Taglioli

The corruption and war profiteering trial of former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader proceeded in Zagreb on Thursday with Sanader pleading not guilty to charges that he accepted a bribe in 1995. Sanader stands accused of corruption, abuse of power and fraud for taking nearly €4 million from public firms and state institutions, charges which …

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by Dan Taglioli

North Dakota Wednesday filed suit in US District Court for the District of Minnesota against Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and other state officials over Minnesota's restrictions on emissions from out-of-state electricity generation. North Dakota's lawsuit against its neighbor state seeks declaratory and injunctive relief against provisions of Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act …

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by Katherine Getty

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Wednesday threw out a fine levied by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against CBS. The $550,000 fine was issued as a result of the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" during the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl. The Third Circuit issued a similar …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

The United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries released a report on Tuesday claiming that the increase in the use of private military and security companies raises human rights challenges and should be regulated internationally. Citing the recent use of Libyan civilians to repress the peaceful demonstrations of their …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

US prosecutors argued Wednesday that even if suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is acquitted by a military tribunal, the US government has the authority to detain him in Guantanamo Bay until the end of the hostilities in the US war on terror [JURIST news …

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by John Paul Putney

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Wednesday. In Perry v. New Hampshire, the court considered whether the due process protections against unreliable identification evidence apply to all identifications or only when the suggestive circumstances were orchestrated by the police. The petitioner was convicted based in …

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by John Paul Putney

A federal jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday found Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout guilty of four counts of conspiracy connected with the proposed sale of anti-aircraft missiles to drug enforcement informants posing as members of a Colombian terrorist organization known …

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by Sung Un Kim

The Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) on Tuesday urged key national and international players to address residual issues to ensure that the legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leona (SCSL) will be maintained after its closure in late 2011 with the completion of proceedings against former Liberian president Charles Taylor [OSJI materials; …

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