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Legal news from Saturday, January 29, 2011
14:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Arizona House of Representatives [official website] and Senate [official website] on Thursday introduced bills challenging the right to US citizenship for the children of legal and illegal immigrants born in the state. The proposed legislation, House Bill 2562 [text, PDF] and Senate Bill 1308 [text, PDF], are proposals [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Embassy in Pakistan on Saturday demanded [press release] the prompt release of a US man who it believes has been illegally arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis, arguing the man qualifies for diplomatic immunity. On Thursday, the diplomat was reportedly confronted by two [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Cuban activist and high-profile dissident Guillermo Farinas was imprisoned by Cuban authorities on Friday for the third time in 48 hours. The authorities have told Farinas that he will be jailed [AP report] if he meets with other dissidents in public. Farinas was detained for the first time Wednesday, [read more]

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