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Legal news from Sunday, December 16, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Friday approved a settlement of almost $18 million in a lawsuit brought by juveniles who were allegedly wrongfully incarcerated by two judges. The county judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan, were accused of taking bribes from Robert Mericle, a real estate developer who …

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by Cynthia Miley

Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer has filed a defamation lawsuit claiming that British agencies MI5 and MI6 had given the US statements the agencies knew to be false. While Aamer has been cleared for release from Guantanamo, he has not been returned to the UK yet. Aamer was detained in Afghanistan for allegedly fighting at …

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by Cynthia Miley

A federal judge for the US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday affirmed a denial of a petition for habeas corpus from Guantanamo Bay detainee Khirullah Khairkhwa. The US District Court for the District of Columbia originally denied Khairkhwa's petition …

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