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Legal news from Saturday, October 3, 2009
by Christian Ehret

Ireland approved the European Union (EU) reform treaty, known as the Lisbon Treaty, in a second referendum vote held Friday, the European Commission announced Saturday. The vote, which amends Ireland's constitution, was approved by approximately 67 percent of voters, according to an official poll. European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso applauded …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to release some files from its interview with former vice president Dick Cheney over his role in leaking the name of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) …

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by Christian Ehret

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Friday that a lawsuit against Canadian oil exploration company Talisman Energy for alleged human rights violations in Sudan should be dismissed. The court affirmed the lower court's finding that the plaintiffs, including the Presbyterian Church of Sudan, failed to establish that …

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