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Legal news from Sunday, December 16, 2012

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania [official website] on Friday approved a settlement of almost $18 million in a lawsuit brought by juveniles who were allegedly wrongfully incarcerated by two judges. The county judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan, were accused of … [read more]

[JURIST] Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer [NY Times background] has filed a defamation lawsuit claiming that British agencies MI5 and MI6 [official website] had given the US statements the agencies knew to be false. While Aamer has been cleared for release from Guantanamo, he has not been returned to the UK … [read more]

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a denial of a petition for habeas corpus from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainee Khirullah Khairkhwa [NY Times backgrounder]. The US District Court for the District … [read more]

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