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Legal news from Sunday, April 7, 2013

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] earlier this week that groups seeking information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [text] can immediately appeal if their request is denied or unanswered. The court held that FOIA requires agencies to … [read more]

[JURIST] Italian president Giorgio Napolitano [official biography] on Friday pardoned [press release, in Italian] US Air Force Colonel Joseph Romano of his conviction related to the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) [official website] abduction and extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. Joseph Romano was … [read more]

[JURIST] The Montreal Police [official website] 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 [materials], which allows the police to declare illegal any demonstration where participants failed to provide government authorities a copy … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit against popular satirist Bassem Youssef [official YouTube channel; official Twitter account], stating that the Islamist lawyer who brought the suit did not have standing. The lawyer, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood [official website], supporters of President Mohamed Morsi [JURIST news … [read more]

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