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Legal news from Sunday, August 2, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court ruling that had dismissed a discrimination lawsuit filed by more than 200 African-American members of the Capitol Police in 2001. The issue involved whether the officers had adequately pursued mediation through the Office of Compliance [official …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Obama administration is considering creating a maximum security prison that would hold both military and civilian detainees as well as a courtroom to accommodate remaining Guantanamo Bay detainees, according to senior administration officials cited by the Associated Press Sunday. The proposed facility would be operated jointly by the Department of Justice, the Department …

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by Ximena Marinero

Iran began the trial of 100 detained protesters from the post-election turmoil Saturday as former Iranian president Mohammad Ali Khatami decried the proceedings as a "show trial." Khatami said that the proceedings are against the Iranian constitution and laws and challenged the validity of confessions obtained under stressed circumstances. Khatami also …

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