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Legal news from Sunday, February 19, 2012
15:02 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday blocked enforcement [order, PDF] of a Montana Supreme Court ruling, which upheld a state law [JURIST report] limiting the amount of money corporations can spend on campaigns, until it can consider an appeal from the corporations challenging the law. The Montana [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] US Representatives Edward Markey and Joe Barton, members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus [official website], and Cliff Stearns, of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations [official website], sent a letter [text, PDF] to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] on Friday asking it to look into possibly [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [DOJ profile] sent a letter [text] Friday to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) [official profile] stating that the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] has decided that denying same-sex couples military and veterans benefits violates the equal protection component of the Fifth [read more]

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