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Legal news from Wednesday, March 12, 2014
by Daniel Mullen

The Mississippi Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a bill that would ban abortions as early as 18 weeks. The House version of the bill that was passed last month would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Though the House bill calculated pregnancy as beginning when the embryo implants …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Israeli Knesset on Wednesday approved a bill that would draft previously exempt individuals, including ultra-Orthodox men, into the military. Security Service Bill (amendment No. 19), 2014, also known as the Enlistment Bill and the Equal Service Bill, was approved in its third reading by a vote of 65-1, with opposition parties boycotting the vote. …

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by Daniel Mullen

Emad Abdullah Hassan filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia that challenges the force-feeding procedures at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Hassan, who has been held in Guantanamo since 2002, alleges that he has been force-fed more than 5,000 times since 2007 in an …

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by William Helbling

Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, on Tuesday upheld guilty verdicts against three US defendants in the 2003 extraordinary rendition kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect. The three Americans are CIA agents who participated in the kidnapping of terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr on a Milan street. The final …

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