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Legal news from Saturday, February 18, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and called for a voter referendum to decide the issue, rather than the state legislature. In his veto statement, Christie defended the legal importance of a voter referendum: The framers of our State Constitution …

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by Michael Haggerson

A New Delhi court on Saturday confirmed the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) charges against US citizen David Headley and eight others, including Canadian citizen Tahawwur Rana, for their roles in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. The agency accused the terrorist organizations Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI) …

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by Jamie Davis

The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday passed a bill that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry within the state. The bill passed by a 72 to 67 vote and is set to move on to the Senate, where it must pass to receive the governor's approval. Those opposing same-sex marriage …

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