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Legal news from Thursday, December 19, 2013
by Max Slater

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that it is unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry. The court's decision comes only a few months after a New Mexico trial judge ordered district court clerks to begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Bernalillo County, the largest county in …

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by Laura Klein Mullen

The US Senate passed a spending bill and presented the legislation to President Obama on Wednesday, scaling back the across-the-board spending cuts that went into place earlier this year. The bill also passed the US House of Representatives with bipartisan support, and is expected to be signed by the President. The bill restores …

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by Laura Klein Mullen

The British National Security and Intelligence Committee revealed in a report on Thursday that an investigation has found evidence that Britain has been complicit in the torture and rendition of terror suspects. The investigation was run by Sir Peter Gibson, a retired judge, and involved reviewing 20,000 top secret documents released after the 9/11 terrorist attacks …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

A judge for the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Wednesday ordered Detroit to renegotiate its bankruptcy-related financing with UBS and Bank of America. Judge Steven Rhodes found that the deal, which required Detroit to pay the banks 75 percent of its debt to those firms, was too generous for the banks [Detroit …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted former Egyptian prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq and Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of deposed president Hosni Mubarak, of charges of embezzling public funds. In 2012 Shafiq was accused of misusing public funds while in office as minister of civic aviation. While he …

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