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Legal news from Friday, July 6, 2012
by Max Slater

US President Barack Obama signed legislation on Friday that prevents the interest rate on student loans from increasing and maintains jobs on infrastructure and transportation projects nationwide. The bill keeps the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans from doubling [C-SPAN report] from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, as it was scheduled to do absent …

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by Sung Un Kim

The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution [RES/2057 (2012), PDF] granting a one-year mandate extension for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) through June 15, 2013. The Council left the South Sudan mandate unchanged, stressing the need to protect civilians, establish monitoring mechanisms and …

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by Sung Un Kim

The electoral victory of Enrique Pena Nieto of the Mexico's ruling party Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) was confirmed by a final vote count on Friday. Nieto, however, is still facing legal challenges brought by his opponent Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the left wing party …

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by Sung Un Kim

Argentina's Poder Judicial de la Nacion on Thursday sentenced two former Argentine dictators to a total of 65 years in prison for their involvement in the systematic kidnapping of babies from leftist activists detained and killed during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War". Jorge Videla, …

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by Sung Un Kim

The Constitutional Court of Thailand on Thursday began its hearing over claims that the country's prime minister's party is planning to amend the constitution, thereby threatening the monarchy. Opposition Democrats have accused that the party of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the Puea Thai party, is seeking to …

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by Sung Un Kim

Chairman of the Chinese Democratic Party Albert Ho on Thursday challenged the election of Hong Kong's new leader Leung Chun-ying. Ho filed two separate lawsuits seeking to overturn the election results, claiming that Leung made false and misleading statements during the election. Leung, a land surveyor, pledged that …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) on Wednesday signaled to the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia that the group will appeal the court's decision to dismiss the SCV's legal challenge to a Lexington city ordinance relating to the display of the Confederate flag on municipal flagpoles. The ordinance in question bans …

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by Sung Un Kim

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Wednesday reported that it has transferred four individuals convicted for their involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to the Republic of Mali . The four convicts, who include Theoneste Bagosora, called the "kingpin" of the genocide, were transferred to …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

A lawyer for the International Criminal Court (ICC) who was recently released from detention in Libya stated Friday that she did not believe Libya could hold a fair trial for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Melinda Taylor was detained by Libyan …

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by Max Slater

The California Senate Thursday approved a bill that prevents local police officers from turning over a detained individual to federal immigration authorities unless the detainee has been convicted of a felony. The California Trust Act passed the Senate by a vote of 21-13 and seeks to prevent allegedly unjust detentions for undocumented immigrants who …

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by Jamie Reese

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed Resolution 2056 on Thursday to address the continued hostilities in the country of Mali and demand the violence come to an end. The unanimously adopted resolution addresses continued humanitarian concerns and discourages rebel groups from associating with Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb …

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