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Legal news from Sunday, October 7, 2012
12:10 EDT

[JURIST] Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] appeared in a New York court for the first time on Saturday after being extradited from the UK. Hamza, who is charged with 11 offenses [press release] heard and confirmed the charges Saturday and will return for a [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Nassau County Supreme Court [official website] ruled [text, PDF] on Friday that the North Shore Hospital may take paralyzed cancer patient Grace Lee, off life support according to her wishes. The ruling denied a motion filed by her parents seeking to continue the use of breathing tubes. At [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] The World Bank [official website] announced [press release] Friday that former International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [JURIST news archive] will audit an investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bangladesh (ACC) [official website] into whether there are corrupt officials involved in the Padma Multipurpose Bridge [read more]

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