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Legal news from Saturday, December 29, 2007
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] was released from an Australian prison Saturday. In an statement [text] read by his lawyer, Hicks asked the media and public to respect his agreement not to speak on a range of issues before March 30, 2008, a condition of [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge on Friday blocked an Oregon law [HB 2007 text] that would allow same-sex couples to enter into contractual domestic partnerships [JURIST news archive]. The law was scheduled to take effect on January 1, but US District Judge Michael Mosman suspended it, setting a hearing for February [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) [official website] Friday served an indictment on politician Jacob Zuma [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], charging him with corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering. His trial is scheduled to begin in August. Earlier this month, Zuma was elected leader of the ruling African [read more]

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