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16:03 EDT

[JURIST] A US military judge Friday denied a motion to dismiss charges against US Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], the leader of the squad implicated in the killing of 24 Iraqis [BBC backgrounder] in Haditha [USMC case materials; JURIST news archive] in November 2005. Lt. [read more]

15:03 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] unanimously ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that limiting contributions from individuals to independent political advocacy organizations is unconstitutional. The court relied on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission [opinion, PDF], which [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that firearms regulations [text] in Washington DC, including a ban on assault weapons and a prohibition on large capacity ammunition feeding devices [ATF backgrounder], do not violate the US Second Amendment [text]. The ruling by Judge Ricardo M. Urbina [official profile] of [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] Lawyers for former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] claimed Friday that the Constitutional Court of Thailand [official website, in Thai] had wrongfully [Bangkok Post report] ordered the seizure of assets belonging to Thaksin and asked for a reconsideration of his case. Noppadon Pattama, Thaksin's [read more]

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