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Legal news from Saturday, March 10, 2012
by Max Slater

An independent UN expert announced on Friday that proposed changes to a Swiss law that imposes heavy fines for people who protest without prior governmental authorization would "unduly restrict the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression." Maina Kiai, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, …

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by Max Slater

A Wisconsin circuit court judge will rule on Monday whether to issue a permanent injunction to block Wisconsin's voter identification law, Wisconsin Act 23. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess's ruling will come on the heels of another judge's issuance of a temporary injunction of Wisconsin's voter identification law last Tuesday in …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

Five detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility agreed to be transferred to Qatar, a spokesperson for Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Saturday. The detainees, who are associated with the Taliban and have been held at the prison for over ten years, are among the most dangerous and …

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