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Legal news from Friday, January 20, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Yemeni officials on Thursday amended a law that would have given complete immunity to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and all of his associates, limiting it to politically motivated crimes for Saleh's aides. The original draft of the law, which gave full immunity to Saleh and all civil, military and …

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by Sung Un Kim

Haitian Judge Ezekiel Vaval convicted eight police officers on Thursday for their participation in the shooting and killing of at least 10 prisoners after the January 2010 earthquake. The judge also found that six other police officers were innocent. One of the convicted officers fled the country before the trial and was convicted in absentia. The …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled Friday rejected Texas's interim redistricting maps. The emergency appeal challenged 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 District …

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by Sung Un Kim

The Ingolstadt Prosecutor's Office filed a motion on Thursday to jail Klaas Faber, a Dutch native who fled to Germany after being convicted in the Netherlands in 1947 of Nazi war crimes. He is one of the last on the Simon Wiesenthal Center Most Wanted list of surviving Nazi suspects who …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

US officials on Wednesday announced charges against seven individuals purportedly involved in a $62 million insider trading scheme. The individuals, who worked for five different investment institutions, are accused of earning illegal profits on the basis of insider information regarding publicly traded companies, including Dell Inc. and NVIDIA. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet …

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