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Legal news from Wednesday, June 12, 2013
by Theresa Donovan

Thousands of Turkish lawyers on Wednesday joined the ongoing protests in Ankara and Istanbul by marching out of courthouses in black robes. This came as the result of incidents occurring during the protests on Tuesday, where a number of lawyers were handcuffed and dragged on the ground by police officers. Prosecutors in Istanbul had begun …

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by G. Redd

The High Court in Dublin on Wednesday ordered several Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) and its proxy servers within 30 days. TPB is one of the largest free providers of BitTorrent material in the world, reporting more than 36 billion dollars in revenue last year from ads. …

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by Theresa Donovan

Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday reiterated the UN Security Council's request for member states to help bring to justice nine fugitives allegedly responsible for war crimes during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Jallow urged the men to turn themselves in [UN News …

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by Sydney Normil

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that an Oklahoma man had stated a First Amendment compelled speech claim when he challenged Oklahoma's "rain god" license plates. Oklahoma's standard vehicle license plates depict a sculpture of a Native American shooting an arrow toward the sky, "hoping the 'spirit world' …

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by Laura Klein Mullen

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit Monday against Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles challenging the governor's decision to deny driver's licenses to young people who have been legally authorized to remain in the country by the Deferred Action for …

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