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17:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Iraqi cabinet voted Sunday in an emergency session to approve a final draft of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) [CFR materials] between the US and Iraq. The SOFA, which determines the relationship between Iraqi, American and Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I) [official website] forces in the country, requires [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that tribal sovereign immunity [NCAI backgrounder] applies to lawsuits brought in federal court dealing with the profit-making businesses of Indian tribes. In Cook v. Avi Casino Enterprises, Christopher Cook filed suit against Avi [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Israeli Supreme Court [official website] ruled Sunday that settlers in a disputed house in the West Bank [CIA backgrounder] city of Hebron have three days to evacuate or else face eviction. The four-story home, called the House of Peace (Beit HaShalom) [Hebron Jewish Community backgrounder; advocacy materials] by [read more]

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