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Legal news from Saturday, December 10, 2011
by Brandon Gatto

A Ukrainian court on Thursday ordered the indefinite arrest of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko despite the chance that her current seven-year sentence may still be overturned, drawing international criticism. Because Tymoshenko had already begun serving time on her original abuse-of-office charges when the court issued the order, the former prime minister …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to rule on three Texas redistricting plans. The emergency appeal challenges an interim map drawn up by the US District Court for the Western District of Texas while a separate map drawn up by the state legislature is currently being challenged in the US District Court for the …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Croatian government signed a treaty Friday to finalize its accession into the European Union. Croatia will now officially become the twenty-eighth member of the EU in 2013. The signing ceremony consisted of speeches by leaders of the EU and Croatia, as well as signing of the treaty by the 27 other member countries. …

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