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Legal news from Tuesday, December 10, 2013
by Theresa Donovan

Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich stated on Tuesday at a televised round-table discussion that a working group is likely to return to Brussels to continue talks on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, a planned trade pact with the EU. Yanukovich's earlier decision to abandon the trade pact was reportedly influenced by Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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by Theresa Donovan

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a case dealing with labor law on the grounds that certiorari was improvidently granted. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Martin Mulhall the court addressed the issue of whether an employer and union can violate §302 of Labor Management Relations Act [29 USC § 186, text] …

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by Cynthia Miley

Radical cleric Abu Qatada pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in a Jordanian court on Tuesday and challenged the court's authority to try him under the terms of his deportation from Britain earlier this year. Qatada, whose real name is Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman, argued that the presence of a military judge …

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by Cynthia Miley

Amnesty International (AI) announced on Monday that it has filed a complaint against the UK government over concerns that the country's intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) unlawfully accessed AI's communications. Following disclosures by Edward Snowden about the US PRISM program run by the National Security Agency (NSA) [official …

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