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Legal news from Saturday, February 12, 2011
19:02 EDT

[JURIST] Federal District Judge Larry Burns [Judgepedia profile] ordered [text, PDF] on Friday that the federal mug shots of accused Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner temporarily be kept from public view. Defense counsel for Loughner filed an emergency motion to bar release of those photos to the public, arguing that [read more]

19:02 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Wal-Mart [corporate website; JURIST news archive] did not wrongly fire an employee who had been using medical marijuana to treat a brain tumor. In dismissing plaintiff Joseph [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge of the US District Court of the Central District of California [official website] on Friday held [summary judgment, PDF] that the city of Los Angeles violated the Americans With Disabilities Act [text] by not accounting for people with disabilities in the city's emergency disaster planning. Judge [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Friday denounced [AI report] the detention of British resident Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], calling it a "mockery of justice". Aamer has been held by the US since 2002 on claims that he was fighting with the Taliban. This weekend [read more]

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