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Legal news from Tuesday, May 28, 2013
by Endia Vereen

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that he wants to punish those people who deny that atrocities occurred during the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, which was widely held responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million people. Hun Sen has suggested that the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party shares the …

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by Endia Vereen

Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi sent a bill to the country's interim parliament on Monday that would regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The most recent draft allocates wider financial autonomy to civic associations and NGOs. According to presidential aides, the bill does not require NGOs to hold their money in public funds and removes wording that required …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in McQuiggin v. Perkins that "actual innocence ... serves as a gateway through which a petitioner may pass" in a federal habeas action. In Schlup v. Delo (1995) and House v. Bell (2006), the Supreme Court held that a convincing showing of actual innocence …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Trevino v. Thaler that last term's decision in Martinez v. Ryan on ineffective assistance of counsel claims should apply in this case. In Martinez an Arizona procedural rule required a defendant convicted at trial to raise a claim of ineffective assistance …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases. In Rosemond v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will decide whether the offense of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 USC §§ 924(c)(1)(A) …

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