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Legal news from Sunday, December 18, 2011
by Michael Haggerson

The US handed over the last detainee in Iraq, Ali Mussa Daqduq, to Iraqi authorities on Friday as part of the end of the Iraq War. Daqduq allegedly has links to Hezbollah and is accused of planning a raid in 2007 which resulted in the deaths of five US soldiers. US President …

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by Michael Haggerson

The Indonesian parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives the government eminent domain powers to seize land from individuals without their consent, as long as compensation is provided. Proponents of the bill argue that it will allow the government to increase infrastructure, leading to improvements in the economy. A day after the bill …

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by Jamie Reese

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Friday affirmed an injunction against a Nebraska abortion law. The US District Court for the District of Nebraska issued a preliminary injunction in July 2010 against the law, known as the Women's Health Protection Act, which requires physicians …

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