Hearst Communications, Inc., et al. v. Seattle Times Company, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, June 30, 2005 . Excerpt: We conclude that the written contract between the parties is subject to only one reasonable interpretation. Losses resulting from the 2000-2001 strike by the Newspaper Guild and the Teamsters Union are included in 'agency [...]

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Terrorising the rule of law: the policy and practice of proscription, Statewatch and other UK human rights groups, June 30, 2005 . Excerpt: The policy of "proscription", or "designation", of groups and individuals as "terrorist" is an integral part of the global "War on Terrorism" led by the United States. "Proscription" is a legal sanction [...]

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Proyecto de ley por la que se modifica el código civil en material de derecho a contraer matrimonio, passed by the Spanish Congress of Deputies on June 30, 2005 . Read the full text of the law here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.

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The Spanish Catholic Bishops Conference Thursday deplored the 187-147 vote by the country's Congress of Deputies to legalize same-sex marriage , calling for citizens to publicly oppose the law "through all legitimate means". In a statement the bishops said "Today the words 'husband' and 'wife' have been systematically eliminated from the Code, in such a [...]

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Leading Thursday's corporations and securities law news, as expected, SEC Chairman William Donaldson officially stepped down today, having announced his resignation earlier this month . Donaldson steered the regulatory agency for the last two-plus years through an era of intense activity and litigation. President Bush has named SEC Commissioner Cynthia Glassman as the acting SEC [...]

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Ismail Hussain, a defendant in the forgery trial of Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour , on Thursday changed his plea to not guilty, saying he earlier made a false confession, acknowledging forging signatures under pressure from security officials. Nour's lawyers said afterwards that his own acquittal was more likely now. The retraction comes two days [...]

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