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Legal news from Saturday, December 3, 2016
by Mark Casper

South Korea's three opposition parties on Saturday introduced a joint impeachment motion against embattled President Park Geun-hye. The motion, which will be voted on this upcoming Friday, comes just days after Park offered to resign if parliament could come to an agreement on the transition. Some ruling party legislators threatened to support impeachment proceedings if Park did not …

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by Mark Casper

The Supreme Court of Iran on Saturday affirmed the death sentence of 42-year-old Iranian oil billionare Babak Zanjani, according the country's state-run news agency. Zanjani was arrested in December 2013 on charges of embezzlement, money laundering and fraud, and sentenced in March of this year. Zanjani was charged with owing the government USD $2.7 billion …

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by Steven Wildberger

The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) on Thursday suggested to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson that the government should move away from housing immigration detainees in private prisons. At the behest of Johnson, an HSAC subcommittee reviewed such use of prisons and developed a report concluding that private prisons are the only realistic way to temporarily …

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by Steven Wildberger

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters filed legal challenges in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin last week, in an effort to prevent recounts in those three states. Green Party candidate Jill Stein initiated the controversial recount efforts last month. On Thursday Trump's lawyers filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania challenging the recount, stating in the complaint …

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