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Legal news from Sunday, October 25, 2009
by Amelia Mathias

Twin suicide bombings in Baghdad Sunday targeted the ministry of justice and the headquarters of the local provincial government ahead of an attempt this week by the Iraqi parliament to resolve a political stalemate that would permit changes to the country's election law. The blasts destroyed the front of the ministry building and killed at least 132 …

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by Brian Jackson

Amnesty International USA, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch on Friday turned down an opportunity to tour the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, citing lack of access to detainees. The groups regularly send observers to the facility who have the same level of access as journalists, but have long been …

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by Steve Czajkowski

US President Barack Obama's Saturday emergency declaration on the H1N1 flu has granted Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius authority under section 1135 of the Social Security Act to allow medical providers to bypass federal regulations when it comes to treating large numbers of …

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