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Legal news from Sunday, July 8, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 3-3 on Thursday not to reopen a case challenging the state's collective bargaining law because of a justice's refusal to recuse himself. The court ruled in a 4-3 decision last month that the Budget Repair Bill was not passed in violation of the "open meetings" …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Baghdad's Criminal Court has postponed the trial of Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president Tariq al-Hashimi until a federal court rules in a pending case on whether the president and other lawmakers can be questioned by the defense as witnesses, according to a lawyer for al-Hashimi. The trial began in May without the presence of al-Hasimi. …

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by Jennie Ryan

French President Francois Hollande announced on Saturday that he plans a new law that would make it a crime to deny the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 was a genocide. The Coordinating Council of Armenian Organisations of France (CCAF), an advocacy group whose mission is to fight denial of …

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by Jennie Ryan

The leaders of six West African nations urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate war crimes in Mali at a crisis summit on Saturday. Malian soldiers took control of the government and suspended the constitution in March, and the fighting has since uprooted nearly 320,000 people. The leaders are …

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