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Legal news from Monday, December 17, 2012

[JURIST] The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) [official website] filed suit [complaint, PDF] on Monday against against Bear, Stearns & Company, now acquired by JPMorgan Securities [corporate website]. The NCUA brought suit acting in its capacity as Liquidating Agent of multiple credit unions: US Credit, Western Corporate, Southwest Corporate and … [read more]

[JURIST] The Philippines House of Representatives [official website] approved legislation [HB 4244, PDF; press release] on Monday which establishes mandatory sex education in schools and government funding for contraceptives and family planning services and also guarantees all individuals the right to receive reproductive health care information. The bill must still … [read more]

[JURIST] The Libyan government closed the country's southern border [Libyan News Agency report, in Arabic] with Algeria, Niger, Chad and Sudan on Sunday and declared southern Libya as a military zone. The move was in response to growing lawlessness [Al Jazeera report] in Libya's southern provinces of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, … [read more]

[JURIST] A coalition of Egyptian rights group called Sunday for a redo of Saturday's constitutional referendum, alleging widespread irregularities [press release]. The groups, including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights [advocacy website], claim that there was a lack of judicial supervision at the polling places and intentional delays at several … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Friday filed a motion to dismiss [text, PDF] a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] challenging the US government's targeted killing of three US citizens in drone strikes. Senior al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] leader and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki [BBC obituary; JURIST news … [read more]

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