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Legal news from Sunday, February 24, 2013
by Cynthia Miley

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed an appeal in the Guantanamo Bay military tribunal, the US Court of Military Commission Review, to an order granting the government's request to censor testimony. The ACLU is seeking access to testimony from 9/11 [JURIST …

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by Cynthia Miley

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a non-biological mother of children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies has parentage rights under Kansas law. Kelly Goudschaal and Marci Frazier were in a committed, long-term, same-sex relationship and had two children via artificial insemination. The couple executed a co-parenting agreement and after they separated, Frazier filed …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday urged both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran to allow detainees access to lawyers and provide them with basic rights. It urged UAE to not only grant immediate access to lawyers, but also to either charge or release 13 Egyptian detainees who are accused of having ties to …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a woman whose will designated that she be buried in Montana must be buried in Iowa at the behest of her husband. It ruled that the state's Final Disposition Act gives the spouse of a decedent "the right to control the final disposition...with no accompanying requirement …

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