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Legal news from Sunday, May 30, 2010
17:05 EDT

[JURIST] Arizona Governor Jan Brewer [official website] said Friday that she will not seek the assistance [statement, PDF] of state Attorney General Terry Goddard [official website] in defending against challenges to the new immigration law [SB 1070 materials; JURIST news archive]. The announcement came after Goddard met with officials from [read more]

15:05 EDT

[JURIST] A US immigration judge on Thursday ordered Times Square bombing suspect Aftab Ali Khan deported to his native Pakistan. Khan was arrested along with two other men earlier this month on immigration charges under the suspicion that they transferred money to Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, but [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] called Saturday for gay rights reform [UN News Centre report] throughout the international community. Praising Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika [official website] for his Friday decision to pardon a gay couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison on sodomy charges, Ban stated [read more]

08:05 EDT

[JURIST] A task force initiated by the US government to evaluate the status of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees has reported that only 10 percent of inmates were terrorist leaders [report, PDF] when President Barack Obama [official website] took office in 2009. The Guantanamo Bay Task Force completed the [read more]

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