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Legal news from Monday, November 9, 2015
by Alexis Wheeler

The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to rule in Davis v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF], Monday, rejecting a case that questioned the necessity of search warrants being presented to wireless carriers when law enforcement requests access to cell phone location data. The case was on appeal from the US Court of Appeals for …

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by Alonso Diaz

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission on Sunday on Sunday criticized the Mexican Attorney General's Office and other government offices involved in the investigation of the "Missing 43" for failing to comply with its recommendations. The commission, a non-governmental organization with the mission of protecting …

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by Justin Cosgrove

The UK Supreme Court on Monday began hearings in the case of Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who claims the British government assisted in his 2004 rendition by US forces. Belhaj and his wife were arrested in Bangkok in 2004 and returned to Muammar Gaddafi's Libya, where he spent six years in prison. Belhaj first filed his lawsuit …

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by Brittany Felder

Egyptian officials on Sunday arrested prominent human rights activist and journalist Hossam Bahgat after military officials questioned him concerning a report he wrote on the secret trial of former military officers. Bahgat, who writes for Mada Masr, was charged with "publishing false news that harms national interests and disseminating information that …

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by Brittany Felder

The Parliament of Catalan on Monday approved a proposed resolution to begin separation from Spain. The measure passed with 72 votes in favor of the resolution and 63 against and established that the Parliament would have a "constituent process, citizen participation" and would "adopt the measures necessary to make effective" the …

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