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Legal news from Sunday, August 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch

The Obama administration on Friday released a policy directive known as the "Family Interest Directive" emphasizing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents should apply "prosecutorial discretion" towards undocumented immigrant parents of minors to limit detaining parents and to safeguard their parental rights. The directive does not give deportation relief to undocumented immigrants, but does …

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by Blake Lynch

A Cairo court on Sunday adjourned the trial of three Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Mohammed Badie, Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumy, after the three failed to appear in court, citing security conserns. The judge postponed the trial to October 29. Badie was arrested earlier this week. The charges against the …

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by Endia Vereen

Former Egyptian prime minister Hosni Mubarak appeared in court on Sunday to face retrial on complicity charges in the killing of over 100 protesters during the country's 2011 uprising. Mubarak was recently released from prison and placed under house arrest at a military hospital after a court concluded that he served the maximum in time …

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by Endia Vereen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the escalating violence in Syria, insisting that any use of chemical weapons would constitute a crime against humanity with "serious results for the perpetrator." Ban called for an immediate investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria and asked the country's government to …

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