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11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Senegalese police on Sunday detained former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Habre has been under house arrest in Senegal since 2005. Senegal and the African Union (AU) [official website] signed an agreement [JURIST report] in December to set up the Extraordinary African Chambers [statute, in [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The chief judge of the US District Court for the District of Kansas [official website] on Sunday refused to block a portion of a Kansas abortion law [text, PDF] that requires abortion providers' websites to contain a link to a state information page. The ruling, in a suit [JURIST [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] Justice Anthony Kennedy on Sunday rejected a request by Proposition 8 [text, PDF; JURIST news archive] supporters to block the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in California. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) [advocacy website], a Christian legal advocacy group, had filed an emergency petition [read more]

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