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Legal news from Saturday, October 22, 2016
by Mark Casper

UN experts investigating the October 8 attack on a packed funeral hall in the Yemeni capital, which is currently under rebel control, accused the Saudi coalition Thursday of violating international humanitarian law. According to the experts' report, "the attack resulted in disproportionately higher numbers of civilian casualties, when compared to military casualties, and that this could have been …

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by Mark Casper

A federal judge on Friday ordered a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor accused of stealing classified government documents to remain in custody while awaiting trial. The judge said of the former NSA agent, Harold Martin III, "I find by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant does pose a risk of flight." The prosecution …

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by Steven Wildberger

U.S. District Judge J. Clay Fuller on Thursday ruled that the state of Georgia does not have to reveal information about its one-drug execution method. In a suit brought by two death row inmates challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi's execution method, the challengers sought to establish that there is a known and available alternative to …

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by Steven Wildberger

UN civil rights expert Alfred de Zayas on Friday called on incoming secretary-general Antonio Guterres to host an international conference on phasing out offshore havens to force billionaires and "kleptocrats" to pay their share of taxes. De Zayas reported that as much as USD $32 trillion is held in offshore accounts, …

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