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Legal news from Sunday, September 9, 2012
by Matthew Pomy

Former Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death after being convicted on three counts of murder on Sunday. The verdict was given in absentia because al-Hashemi has been in hiding since the arrest warrant was issued. Al-Hashemi, who is currently in Turkey to avoid trial in Iraq, denied accusations …

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by Matthew Pomy

The states of New York, Connecticut and Vermont filed an amicus brief along with several other groups in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday in support of the lower court ruling that found the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Friends of the court included a …

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by Jerry Votava

Bahrain on Saturday announced that it would pursue legal proceedings against the al Wefaq political party, which it labels an opposition group, for engaging in anti-government protests in the face of a ban of those activities. Bahrain officials claim that al Welfaq organized anti-government protests on Friday …

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by Jerry Votava

The Justice M.B. Shah Commission of Inquiry, an Indian judicial committee investigating illegal mining practices, issued a report Friday that indicted Digambar Kamat, the former Chief Minister of the state of Goa, for permitting illegal mining in the state during his 12 year tenure as the state's minister of mining. The report detailed irregularities in …

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