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Legal news from Friday, March 9, 2012
by Sung Un Kim

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron spoke on new plans to reform the nation's adoption process, basing it on speed rather than ethnicity. Currently, white children are three times more likely to be adopted than minority children because of the United Kingdom's standard of making an ethnic match. The country's current adoption law, the Adoption …

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by Sung Un Kim

International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo expressed his support on Thursday for a campaign by Invisible Children to capture alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony. However, Amnesty International (AI) cautioned Friday that "nyone joining the Kony 2012 campaign should …

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by Sarah Posner

A federal judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Thursday that New York City may be liable for up to $128 million in backpay to minorities who took the New York Fire Department (NYFD) firefighter exam but were never hired. The award may ultimately …

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by Sarah Posner

The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled 6-3 on Thursday that the pardons of nearly 200 people by Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS) were valid, despite a challenge by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Barbour pardoned 198 people before the end of his second term in office. Hood challenged these pardons, alleging that the governor's …

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