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Legal news from Sunday, December 26, 2010
by Eryn Correa

A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned a Chester County Court of Common Pleas decision banning the use of evidence obtained with global positioning systems (GPS) technology. The three judge panel of the appeals court allowed the admission of evidence that could bring four more alleged burglaries to light. In 2008, GPS tracking devices …

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by Jay Carmella

The scheduled execution of Kurdish student Habibolah Latifi on Sunday was postponed by the Iranian government in order to investigate irregularities in the case, his defense lawyer Nemat Amadhi told ISNA news agency. Latifi, a law student, was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to death by hanging for his role in an attack …

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by Jay Carmella

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Saturday expressed concern over the humanitarian needs of nearly 14,000 Ivory Coast refugees who have fled to Liberia over the past month due to political instability and post-election violence. The UNHCR warned that food supplies and available housing are running short and that an increasing …

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