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Legal news from Sunday, May 26, 2013
by Addison Morris

Col. Alberto Julio Candiotti, a former Argentinian military officer who was wanted for crimes committed during the country's 1976-1983 "Dirty War", was arrested Thursday in Montevideo, Uruguay. Information for the whereabouts of the 68-year-old, who was residing in the city with his wife, was valued at 100,000 pesos (USD $20,000). The former officer was …

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by Addison Morris

The Obama administration on Friday urged the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to delay the implementation of a decision that orders the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make the popular "Plan B" emergency contraceptive (levonorgestrel-Teva) available over-the-counter for women as young as 15. In …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on Saturday found provisions of the nation's revised parliament and election law invalid under the Egyptian constitution. In April the Shura Council, Egypt's upper house of parliament, approved the revisions, which set forth new procedures for lower house elections to be held later this year. The law …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The UN Security Council on Friday commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). On May 25, 1993, the UN passed Resolution 827, which established the ICTY as an "ad hoc measure" for the prosecution of "persons responsible for serious violations …

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