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Legal news from Saturday, June 8, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Ben Emmerson on Friday urged the Obama administration to provide more clarity on its counterterrorism policies. While Emmerson's office recently released a statement strongly in favor of the new policies laid out in a speech by US President Barack Obama, this statement reiterates the …

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by Blake Lynch

US District Judge David Campbell on Thursday refused to reconsider stopping an order by Governor Jan Brewer denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have been granted work permits. Campbell has yet to schedule a trial on the merits of the contention that the policy instituted by Arizona's Department of Transportation …

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by Blake Lynch

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, on Thursday emphasized in a speech to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that efforts to mask the human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory cannot disguise how Israel's actions are endangering Palestinians' daily lives. Falk observed that since …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Obama administration on Thursday urged the US Supreme Court to limit the scope of its review of the case challenging the president's power to temporarily fill vacancies in government offices. The government laid out its arguments limiting the scope of the case in the reply brief filed in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel …

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