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Legal news from Monday, May 28, 2012
13:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) of Egypt announced presidential election [IFES backgrounder] results on Monday and declared that there will be a run-off election between the top two candidates later in June. The run-off will be between Muslim Brotherhood [party website] candidate Mohamed Morsi and former Hosni Mubarak [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] announced [press release] Thursday that he will nominate Dr. Allison Macfarlane [official profile] as the new head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [official website]. Macfarlane is known as an advocate for safe nuclear waste removal and is notably opposed to the Yucca [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] Special war crimes tribunals of the government of Bangladesh on Monday indicted the chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party, along with his deputy, for alleged human rights atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] against Pakistan. Matiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [GlobalSecurity [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Friday that a lawsuit opposing a Ten Commandments monument displayed on property owned by the City of Fargo, North Dakota, may move forward. The nonprofit group Red River Freethinkers [advocacy website] filed suit against [read more]

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