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Legal news from Tuesday, October 16, 2012
by Blake Lynch

UK Home Secretary Theresa May announced Tuesday to the House of Commons that she would block the US extradition of British computer hacker, Gary McKinnon. Relying on Article 3 of the Human Rights Act concerning prohibition of torture, May announced she would stop McKinnon's extradition. May's decision rests …

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by Cynthia Miley

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday sought dismissal of a suit by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee against Attorney General Eric Holder for failure to produce subpoenaed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious. The lawsuit, filed in mid-August, requests a court order requiring …

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by Daniel Mullen

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday vacated the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver. Hamdan was convicted of conspiracy and material support for terrorism under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. At issue in the case was …

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by Fangxing Li

The UN's top anti-crime official on Monday urged an integrated international response to target transnational crime syndicates which seek to avoid prosecution by moving to a new country when faced with increased law enforcement pressure. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov said during a conference of parties to …

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by Benjamin Minegar

European regulators led by the French National Commission on Computing and Freedom (CNIL) on Tuesday urged Google to clarify its updated privacy policy. Google's new unified policy, which went into effect on March 1, outlines the company's practices and procedures used to collect data from users as they …

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by Peter Snyder

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday proposed legislation that would ban tobacco advertisements and public smoking and raise taxes on tobacco products. On his video blog Medvedev acknowledged that 44 million Russians—a third of the entire population—are nicotine dependent, making Russia the second largest tobacco market behind only China. …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Five men accused of planning the 9/11 attacks do not have to attend court proceedings against them, a military judge ruled Monday. Army Col. James Pohl ruled that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi can elect …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday opened the trial of Goran Hadzic, the last suspect to be tried by the court. Hadzic, one 161 people tried by the ICTY, is accused of committing crimes against humanity and violating the law and customs of war in …

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by Julia Zebley

A tax evasion hearing for former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was delayed Monday again due to Tymoshenko's health. Tymoshenko's lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, requested the trial be postponed before court and reported that the court ignored his motion: "This was the latest farce in court. Everyone saw that the judge …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted review of Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., the first case of the term where they will consider one of the states' new voting laws. Arizona's 2004 Proposition 200, in part, requires citizens to show "proof of citizenship" …

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