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Legal news from Sunday, May 27, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Federal prosecutors on Friday asked Judge Katherine Forrest of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York to lift an injunction she placed earlier this month on sections of the National Defense Authorization Act that allow for the indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists. Forrest agreed with a …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Friday signed a bill into law that prohibits state courts, tribunals and agencies from basing any decisions "in whole or in part" on foreign or religious law. The law also prohibits enforcement of any contract made between two parties that is grounded in foreign or religious law and fails …

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by Keith Herting

A Spanish doctor has been ordered to pay child support for a baby who survived a botched abortion, a court in Palma de Mallorca announced on Wednesday. In April 2010 the mother went to a clinic in Palma de Mallorca and underwent an abortion procedure. Two weeks later the same physician performed a review and said that …

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by Keith Herting

Two female soldiers filed suit Wednesday against the US Army and the Department of Defense to end a policy which bars women from combat units and related posts. The women claim the policy has limited the potential of both women's careers and that the ban is a violation of both the Fifth Amendment and the …

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