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Legal news from Saturday, November 3, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton Aburto announced on Friday that he will be firing 500 of the city's police officers after they failed a test used to weed out corrupt officers. The city currently has only 1,700 officers, and the 500 who failed the test will be fired in January. Aburto said he will …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Former Ukraine Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko was released from a US federal prison on Thursday and, according to a spokeswoman for US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), will go before an immigration judge to determine whether he can stay in the country. ICE Spokeswoman Lori Haley refused to say where Lazarenko is …

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by Max Slater

A judge for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled on Thursday that the state of Pennsylvania may continue to display advertisements touting its voter ID law even though the court prevented the law from taking effect before the November 6 election. Pennsylvania has been running ads that say "Show It" with much smaller …

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by Max Slater

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday called on China to remedy long-held frustrations in Tibet that have led to recent extreme protest tactics, including self-immolation. Pillay expressed concern that the Chinese government is suppressing Tibetans' freedom of expression and that the government is using excessive force against peaceful …

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