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Legal news from Saturday, January 14, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored his commitment to Lebanon's security and sovereignty on Friday. Ban Ki-moon stated: "This is a critical moment in the region. It is a time for meaningful change; time to stop the violence and end injustice; time to give people the opportunities they deserve to build a better life." Ban …

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by Michael Haggerson

Judge Claudia Wilken of the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled on Friday that California prison officials have failed to protect disabled parolees by not providing them wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices. She stated that prison officials have failed to comply with her ruling in a 1994 suit …

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by Jamie Davis

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced Saturday that the US House of Representatives will postpone hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a day after the bill's main sponsor Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) agreed to remove the highly contested Domain Name System (DNS) blocking provision of the …

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