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Legal news from Sunday, May 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The Constitutional Council of the French Republic on Friday ruled that the country's sexual harassment law was unconstitutionally vague. In its decision, the council determined that since Article 222-33 of the French penal code does not provide any definition of sexual harassment, it cannot be constitutionally …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irena Bokova on Friday urged Mexican authorities to do everything in their power to solve the murders of three Mexican journalists discovered last week in Veracruz. Bokova found it "deeply disturbing" and sad that the last two journalists to be killed were found on …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Connecticut Senate on Saturday passed HB 5389, which will allow citizens to obtain marijuana for medical use under certain conditions. The law will make Connecticut the 17th state to allow sale of marijuana for medical use. Opponents of the law are concerned that people who do not qualify under the act might be able to get …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four of his alleged co-conspirators were arraigned on Saturday at a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay for their involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The hearing was prolonged by numerous interruptions from the defendants. The defendants face charges of conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of …

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