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Legal news from Sunday, January 1, 2012
by Sarah Posner

The Egyptian government on Sunday denied cracking down on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are advocating democracy in Egypt. The government's response came amid accusations by various human rights groups that Egypt was trying to silence the military council's vocal opposition. Allegations against the Egyptian government for their treatment of the opposition came after Egypt raided the offices …

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by Sarah Posner

Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday in his year-end report expressed complete confidence in the ability of the US Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from cases with a personal interest at stake. Roberts' comments came amid controversy over whether two justices on the Court should recuse themselves when the Supreme Court decides …

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by Max Slater

US President Barack Obama on Saturday signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 (NDAA) into law despite having reservations over certain provisions in the bill. The contentious legislation contains a clause that allows the president to use "all necessary and appropriate force" to detain persons suspected of terrorism. Obama stated that while …

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