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Legal news from Monday, May 28, 2012
by Julia Zebley

The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) of Egypt announced presidential election results on Monday and declared that there will be a run-off election between the top two candidates later in June. The run-off will be between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and former Hosni Mubarak Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik. …

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by Julia Zebley

US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will nominate Dr. Allison Macfarlane as the new head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Macfarlane is known as an advocate for safe nuclear waste removal and is notably opposed to the Yucca Mountain project. This project intended to build the …

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by Jamie Davis

Special war crimes tribunals of the government of Bangladesh on Monday indicted the chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party, along with his deputy, for alleged human rights atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan. Matiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party, was indicted on sixteen counts, including …

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by Jamie Davis

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled on Friday that a lawsuit opposing a Ten Commandments monument displayed on property owned by the City of Fargo, North Dakota, may move forward. The nonprofit group Red River Freethinkers filed suit against Fargo in 2002, claiming that the city violated group members' …

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