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Legal news from Sunday, April 7, 2013
by Cynthia Miley

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled earlier this week that groups seeking information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can immediately appeal if their request is denied or unanswered. The court held that FOIA requires agencies to review responsive documents and to tell requesters what documents the …

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by Cynthia Miley

Italian president Giorgio Napolitano on Friday pardoned US Air Force Colonel Joseph Romano of his conviction related to the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) abduction and extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. Joseph Romano was security chief of northern Italy's Aviano air base where Nasr, …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Montreal Police on Friday arrested 279 protestors at an allegedly illegal demonstration aimed at protesting police tactics. The protesters were speaking out against Montreal's Municipal Bylaw P-6, which allows the police to declare illegal any demonstration where participants failed to provide government authorities a copy of the itinerary in advance. The police said that three …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit against popular satirist Bassem Youssef, stating that the Islamist lawyer who brought the suit did not have standing. The lawyer, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, filed the complaint earlier this week against …

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