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Legal news from Sunday, March 17, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans

Egypt's criminal court on Saturday acquitted former ministers of tourism and housing, Zohair Garanah and Ahmed al-Maghrabi, of charges of corruption. Both men were charged with profiteering and illegally selling state-owned land during their time as ministers under former president Hosni Mubarak. Garanah was originally convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to three years …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

More than 130 UN member states on Friday agreed to adopt new measures to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in a document produced at the conclusion of the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. The document, called the Agreed Conclusions, condemns violence against women …

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by Michael Haggerson

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Friday appealed the results of Kenya's 2013 election to Kenya's Supreme Court. Kenya's election commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the winner of the nation's 2013 presidential election earlier this month. Odinga has accused electoral …

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by Michael Haggerson

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Thursday that the use of national security letters under 18 USC § 2709 is unconstitutional. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) challenged the use of national security letters by the FBI [official …

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