Legal news from Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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[JURIST] US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito [official profile] issued an order [text] Tuesday evening halting the execution of Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew. Bucklew's attorneys have asked [WP report] courts to stay the execution because of Bucklew's medical conditions. According to an affidavit from Dr. Joel B. Zivot [official profile], [read more]

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[JURIST] An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo convicted former president Hosni Mubarak [JURIST news archive] Wednesday of embezzling millions of dollars of public money. The court sentenced [NYT report] Mubarak to three years in prison. His sons, Gamal and Alaa, were sentenced to four years in prison for their role [read more]

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[JURIST] The International Labor Organization (ILO) [advocacy website] issued a report [text; PDF] on Tuesday claiming that forced labor in the private economy generates $150 billion of profits worldwide every year. The figure is based on data published by ILO in 2012, estimating that 21 million people, more than half [read more]

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[JURIST] The head of Germany's special Nazi war crimes agency [German Federal Archives backgrounder], Kurt Schrimm, announced Monday that his office would soon turn over to state prosecutors the results of investigations into war crimes allegedly committed by several former concentration camp guards. As many as 20 men and women [read more]

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