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Legal news from Thursday, April 12, 2012
by Brandon Gatto

Statistics Canada reported Thursday that both the number and rate of police-reported hate crimes declined in 2010 by 18 percent from the previous year. While the report made clear that "police-reported data likely undercount the true extent of hate crime in Canada, as not all incidents come to the attention of police," the new …

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by Jamie Reese

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a $1.023 billion settlement with 41 American Indian Tribes Wednesday. The announcement comes following a 22-month negotiation period after the tribes alleged in a class action that the DOI and the Department of the Treasury mismanaged money [DOI …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday issued an opinion holding that a former Goldman Sachs programmer did not violate a federal law prohibiting theft of trade secrets when he copied portions of the company's confidential source code. Sergey Aleynikov's conviction for violating two federal laws was overturned by the appeals …

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by Saheli Chakrabarty

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday called for urgent national and international action to bring an end to the political instability and continuing human rights violations in Mali. According to Pillay, human rights violations have been reported in the capital of Bamako since the military takeover on March 22. The violations …

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by Jennie Ryan

The Supreme Court of India on Thursday upheld as constitutional a right to education law that requires most schools to reserve one-quarter of its class seats for poor, underprivileged children. The ruling comes after a number of private schools and organizations, including the Society of Unaided Private Schools of Rajasthan and the Independent Schools Federation …

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by Katherine Getty

International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Thursday asked the court to report Libya to the UN Security Council for failing to turn over the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Ocampo's request comes after Libyan officials on Tuesday appealed the ICC's decision to seek a handover of Saif al-Islam …

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by Jennie Ryan

Prosecutors in Turkey ordered the arrest of dozens of former military leaders on Thursday for their alleged role in the ouster of former prime minister Necmettin Erbakan. Prosecutors allege that the military leaders, including four retired generals, pressured Erbakan to resign in 1997. They further allege that the officers pressured the Islamist Erbakan to resign because he …

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by Julia Zebley

The Connecticut House of Representatives voted late Wednesday to repeal the death penalty by a vote of 86-63. The Connecticut Senate passed the bill last week. After the bill's final passage, Governor Dannel Malloy (D) officially announced he will sign the bill immediately:I'm pleased the House passed the …

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by Keith Herting

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed a brief in the US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the recently passed Texas photo identification law will have a disproportionate impact on the state's Latino voters. Further, the DOJ contends that the available record "contains …

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