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Legal news from Tuesday, April 23, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed Tuesday to an en banc review of its January decision vacating the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden. A three-judge panel ruled in …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday lifted a stay of execution for Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill. The appeals court halted the execution in February to allow time to consider whether a federal court can reconsider Hill's case. In a 2-1 decision, the appeals …

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by Keith Herting

France's Parliament approved a measure Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. The bill was passed in the National Assembly by a 331 to 225 margin following last week's approval by the Senate. The debate over the bill has …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (RCC) ruled Monday that Russian citizens have the right to challenge parliamentary election results in court within the particular constituency where they originally cast their votes. Last May Russia's Human Rights Ombudsmen, Vladimir Lukin filed a complaint claiming that regional courts violated the constitution …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International the court considered the only First Amendment case this term, on whether the US Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 [22 USC § 7601 text] requires potential …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in one new case on Monday. In DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman [cert. petition, PDF; docket] the court will consider "whether it violates due process for a court to exercise general personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation based solely on the fact that an indirect corporate subsidiary performs services …

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