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Legal news from Monday, January 16, 2012
by Jerry Votava

The Philippine Senate on Monday began the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona for violating the constitution and the public trust in connection with the trial of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who originally appointed Corona to the Supreme Court. There are eight charges against Corona, …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) criticized the US human rights record, including the indefinite detention of Guantanamo Bay detainees, in a report made public on their website Sunday. The 90-page report, which addresses human rights issues throughout the world, dedicates 20 pages to the situation in the US, and calls the …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The Supreme Court of Pakistan began contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday after he refused to comply with a court order. The prime minister was ordered to appear in court Thursday to explain why he did not comply with the court's order to reopen a corruption case …

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