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Legal news from Saturday, June 9, 2012
by Julia Zebley

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled unanimously to allow 17 media groups unfettered viewing access at future executions, overturning a Tuesday ruling from Idaho. The court declared that the Associated Press and 16 other news organizations have the right to view all stages of …

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by Julia Zebley

US Attorney General Eric Holder appointed two US Attorneys on Friday to investigate recent "leaks" of classified information. The investigation will run concurrently with an FBI investigation, and the US Attorneys are empowered to prosecute any suspects as they see fit. The classified information, which was reported in the New York Times late …

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by Jamie Davis

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said Saturday that four ICC staff members have been detained in Libya since Thursday. They traveled to Libya Wednesday to meet with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Reportedly among the detainees are Melinda Taylor, …

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by Jamie Davis

Defense lawyers for the alleged architect of the USS Cole bombing, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Friday requested that the court allow for worldwide broadcast of the Guantanamo trial, instead of limited broadcast in the Pentagon. Lawyers asked the military court judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, to allow international television stations to …

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