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Legal news from Wednesday, February 1, 2012
by Sarah Posner

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demanding the US government release information about their targeted killing program of US citizens abroad. The lawsuit comes in response to the three American citizens that have been killed by drones in the past …

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by Max Slater

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) accepted a plea agreement on Tuesday in which Jelena Rasic, the case manager for Bosnian war criminal Milan Lukic, pleaded guilty to five counts of contempt against the tribunal. According to the original indictment, the prosecutor of the tribunal …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

Lawyers for former Liberian president Charles Taylor requested Tuesday that the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) reopen Taylor's war crimes case in light of new evidence, including a recent report by the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia. Taylor's lawyers request this report be admitted as evidence in the …

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by Jennie Ryan

The Swedish Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will not hear an appeal of the copyright convictions of Fredrik Neji, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstroem for their involvement in running The Pirate Bay, a file-sharing website. After reviewing the case, the court found there were no special circumstances warranting review. The court could also …

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by Katherine Getty

Four British men pleaded guilty Wednesday to plotting an al Qaeda inspired attack against the London Stock Exchange (LSE). In December 2010, nine men who met through radical Islamist groups were charged and taken into custody in the UK for conspiring to bomb the US Embassy and the LSE. When the plot was …

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by Jerry Votava

Google issued a letter Tuesday in response to concerns raised by members of Congress regarding consumer privacy rights as impacted by the search giant's new privacy policy. In its response Google replied to 11 specific questions posed in a letter sent last week to CEO Larry Page by …

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