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Legal news from Saturday, May 12, 2012
by Keith Herting

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Friday from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which is appealing a dismissal of a challenge over the no-fly list maintained by the Transportation Safety Association (TSA). The lower court dismissed the case claiming that the suit would …

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by Sung Un Kim

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic on Friday addressed the recent increase in violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the resulting human rights violations.The tension between government forces and dissident groups and militia has escalated during the recent weeks and fighting has resumed. …

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by Sung Un Kim

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request arising out of 2010 cyber attack on Google targeting Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) sought any communications between the …

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by Max Slater

The Kansas State Senate approved a bill on Friday that forbids the use of foreign or religious law in Kansas courts. The bill both prohibits state judges from using foreign law to adjudicate disputes and makes contracts that purport to be governed by foreign or religious law unenforceable. Senator Ty Masterson defended …

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by Max Slater

A judge in Suriname delayed the trial of President Desi Bouterse on Friday until a constitutional court can determine whether an amnesty law passed in April grants Bouterse immunity from murder charges. Judge Cynthia Valstein Montnor explained in her ruling that the court needs to determine if …

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by Saheli Chakrabarty

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed a compliant with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking a federal investigation into allegations of abuse of individuals at ports of entries (POEs) along the U.S.-Mexico border by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. The complaint illustrates 11 instances of abuse …

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