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Legal news from Sunday, February 12, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

The UK High Court of Justice ruled Friday that the Bideford Town Council does not have authority to conduct prayers at the beginning of its official meetings. The judgment followed a Judicial Review initiated by the National Secular Society (NSS) to challenge the practice of prayers as part of the formal business of …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Malaysian officials confirmed Sunday that a Saudi reporter facing a possible death penalty charge in his country was handed over to Saudi officials for deportation. Malaysia national spokesman Ramli Yoosuf announced that Hamza Kashgari, 23, was flown back to Saudi Arabia under a warrant for arrest issued Monday by Saudi authorities. A lawyer appointed by Kashgari's family …

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by Matthew Pomy

Utah's Fourth Judicial District Court Wednesday granted a death row inmate's request to be put to death by firing squad. Michael Archuleta, 49, was convicted in 1989 of first-degree murder for the beating death of a college student, and is now set to be executed by firing squad on April 5. Judge Donald Eyre Jr. …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted Thursday to issue the first US license for a new nuclear power plant in over 30 years. In a 4-1 vote the NRC approved an application by Southern Company for an issuance of two Combined Construction and Operating Licenses (COL), the first such licenses ever approved for …

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