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Legal news from Monday, January 30, 2012
by Jamie Davis

The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday ordered that a travel ban imposed upon the former ambassador to the US is to be lifted. The ban was imposed upon Husain Haqqani after an anonymous memo that implied Pakistani politicians were collaborating with US politicians was sent to Washington, DC, in May, after Osama bin Laden was killed by …

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by Jamie Reese

Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed concern Friday over aging men and women becoming the most rapidly growing group in US prisons and the ability of officials to provide appropriate housing and medical care to these individuals. The report, "Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States," asserts that, depending on …

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by Sarah Posner

Senegal's highest court ruled Monday that President Abdoulaye Wade can run for a third term, rejecting an appeal by the opposition. The Senegalese Constitution had no term limits when Wade initially took office in 2000, but it was amended in 2001 to impose a two-term limit. The court found that Wade's "first …

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by Sarah Posner

A Norwegian court on Monday convicted two men accused of planning an attack against the Danish newspaper that published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. This is the first conviction under Norway's anti-terror laws. Both defendants, Mikael Davud and Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, were found guilty in the Oslo district court, and sentenced to seven and three-and-a-half …

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