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Legal news from Monday, July 8, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) on Monday filed an emergency petition with the US Supreme Court challenging the National Security Agency (NSA) telephone record surveillance program. EPIC is arguing that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) exceeded its authority when it "ordered production of millions of domestic …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A French court on Monday acquitted French oil company Total, its CEO Christophe de Margerie and several other defendants on corruption charges in connection with a scandal involving the UN's Iraq Oil-for-Food program. The oil-for-food program allowed the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein, which was under UN …

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