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Legal news from Monday, July 22, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

A Jordan military court on Sunday rejected a bail application by radical cleric Abu Qatada, who faces terror charges in Jordan following his deportation from Britain. Abu Qatada was charged on July 7 with "conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts" following his deportation after Jordan's Parliament approved a treaty with the UK. …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The San Diego County Clerk filed a petition with the Supreme Court of California on Friday seeking to require county clerks to enforce Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban. County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. argues that last month's US Supreme Court decision on Proposition 8 applies …

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by Kimberly Bennett

A judge for Michigan's Ingham County Circuit Court ruled Friday that Detroit's bankruptcy filing is "unconstitutional" and must be withdrawn. Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution, which bans any action that threatens to cut the pension benefits of public employees. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said he …

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