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Legal news from Saturday, July 28, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday filed a motion asking the US District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma to lift a stay on the state's challenge to the federal health care law, despite last month's US Supreme Court ruling that the act …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Pakistan Ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman on Friday called on the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to stop using drone strikes in a video conference debate with White House War Adviser Douglas Lute. Rehman stated earlier this month that she believes the use of unilateral drone attacks violates international human rights laws …

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by Keith Herting

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday ordered a stay of execution for convicted killer Marcus Druery who had been scheduled for execution on August 1st. Druery has been diagnosed as schizophrenic by both prison and private doctors, and a county judge on Tuesday refused to order a psychiatric evaluation prior to his …

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by Keith Herting

After four weeks of international negotiations, the deadline to approve an agreement at the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty passed on Friday without consensus. The proposed regulations, entitled the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), would have required the support of all 193 member states of the UN to be approved. Internationally, many blame the failure …

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