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Legal news from Saturday, June 13, 2009
13:06 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] ruled Friday that a torture lawsuit against former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo [academic profile; JURIST news archive] can proceed. Judge Jeffrey White refused to dismiss [San Francisco Chronicle report] a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced [press release] Friday that three Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees have been transferred to Saudi Arabia, their country of origin, where they will undergo judicial review and rehabilitation. Khalid Saad Mohammed, Abdalaziz Kareem Salim Al Noofayaee, and Ahmed Zaid [read more]

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