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Legal news from Saturday, June 16, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) said Friday that President Barack Obama's plan to issue an executive order implementing policies of the DREAM Act is unconstitutional and he plans to sue the Obama administration to delay its implementation. King claims that this executive order would effectively implement a law that was rejected by Congress and, therefore, Obama …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Newly appointed UN Independent Expert on Human Rights in Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, said on Friday, following his first mission to Sudan, that the country still needs to take further steps to ensure its people have adequate human rights. He recognized some steps taken by the government, but mentioned specifically a need for improvement in freedoms of …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

A boycott by defense lawyers in the case of hundreds of Turkish military officers accused of plotting a coup against the government in 2003 caused the judge to refer the case on Friday to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office to break the deadlock. The trial stems from the Balyoz Security Operation Plan, …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered that the Attorney General take action to bring the Chief Justice's son, Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar, and real estate businessman, Malik Riaz Hussain, to trial for alleged bribery and unlawful dealings. This order ended the Supreme Court's suo moto case involving the two men, in which Iftikhar was …

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