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Legal news from Saturday, June 2, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

The New York Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that a custodial parent can be convicted of kidnapping where the parent's actions are "so obviously and unjustifiably dangerous or harmful to the child as to be inconsistent with the idea of lawful custody." The court made this ruling to affirm the conviction of a …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the same-sex partner of a parent who has adopted a child has a right to seek custody of that child after the partnership has dissolved. The court granted standing to a woman seeking partial custody of a child she had supported for years while in …

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by Jamie Davis

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, demanding that the state stop purging its voting rolls, a process that is not approved under the Voting Rights Act (VRA) or the National Voter Registration Act. Under the National Voter Registration Act, …

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by Jamie Davis

An Egyptian court on Saturday found former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, guilty of complicity to kill protesters during the Arab Spring protests and sentenced him to life in prison. The court also found former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli guilty of the same charge and sentenced him to a term of life imprisonment. Mubarak's …

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by Max Slater

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that Col. Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay may not seek money damages from his former supervisor at the Library of Congress (LOC) for termination of his employment due to op-ed articles …

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