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Legal news from Saturday, June 13, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

Mexico's Supreme Court has declared it unconstitutional for Mexican states to ban same-sex marriages. The court's June 3 ruling, made public this week, is considered a "jurisprudential thesis" and does not invalidate any state laws making it necessary for same-sex couples to seek individual redress from the courts. However, based on this ruling, …

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by Ashley Hogan

Six Guantanamo detainees were transferred to Oman Saturday, marking the first transfer of detainees from the prison in five months.The Pentagon reports that the six Yemeni men transferred include Emad Abdullah Hassan, held without charge since 2002, Idris Ahmad 'Abd Al Qadir Idris and Jalal Salam Awad Awad, all accused of being one of many bodyguards to …

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by Taylor Gillan

A US District Court judge on Friday approved an agreement between the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the city of Cleveland that is intended to reform the city's police department. The agreement, a consent decree reached after five months of negotiation between attorneys for both sides, imposes "a special obligation on …

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by Taylor Gillan

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday struck down the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, the media secretary for Osama bin Laden, in a 2-1 decision. The court ruled that conspiracy was not a …

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