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Legal news from Sunday, July 29, 2012
by Brandon Gatto

A lawmaker from the centrist political party United Russia on Friday announced a bill that would ban the media from disclosing the ethnic backgrounds of suspects, victims and other individuals during reports on crimes and trials. The law was proposed by State Duma Deputy Shamsail Saraliyev [Council of …

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by Brandon Gatto

The United Nations and the Arab League on Sunday each expressed concern over the recent increased violence in Syria. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos expressed particular concern over the impact of shelling and use of tanks and other heavy weapons at Aleppo, …

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by Keith Herting

The Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection filed an appeal on Friday challenging this week's Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruling that Pennsylvania's new oil and gas law violates the state constitution. The two agencies are questioning whether the judges had erred in stating that the seven …

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by Keith Herting

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York granted an emergency order Friday freezing the assets of traders operating in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is accusing the brokers of insider trading related to the July 23 acquisition of Canadian oil firm Nexen by …

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