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Legal news from Saturday, February 4, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

Bruce MacDonald, the senior Pentagon official overseeing war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo, on Friday denied a request to extend the filing deadline for pre-trial motions for prisoners accused of planning the 9/11 attacks. The prisoners' lawyers stated that they needed the extension because of delays in getting security clearance and new …

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by Michael Haggerson

The federal government on Friday requested additional time for oral argument before the US Supreme Court to argue that the minimum coverage provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which requires almost every US citizen to obtain health insurance by 2014 or face a tax penalty, is constitutional. The government …

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by Jamie Davis

US Army commander Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington referred Pfc. Bradley Manning to a general court-marital Friday on all charges for allegedly releasing classified information to WikiLeaks. The referral to a court-martial means Manning will now stand trial on 22 counts brought against him for …

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