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Brazil judge blocks Amazon jungle dam construction

[JURIST] A Brazilian judge for the Federal Court of the First Region [official website, in Portuguese] ruled on Thursday that work on a dam [Belo Monte backgrounder] being constructed on the Xingu River in the Amazon jungle must cease. The … Continue reading

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Alabama Federal Judge Refuses to Strike Provisions in New Law

CBS September 28, 2011. The NewYorkTimes has called this policy the cruelest in the nation. According to CBS, "The court fight will likely continue over Alabama's immigration law, now that a judge has refused to block key parts of it. … Continue reading

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Federal judge rules Iraqi national can be tried in Kentucky court

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky [official website] ruled Tuesday that an Iraqi national can stand trial in US civilian court for terrorism-related crimes. Chief Judge Thomas Russell, in an 11-page opinion, … Continue reading

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Tell Us, Judge Posner, Who Watches the Watchmen?

By Justin Silverman In what is now their widely publicized exchange, U.S. Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner took attorney Richard O'Brien to task last week for arguing that the Illinois eavesdropping statute should be stricken as unconstitutional (audio here). The … Continue reading

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Miami Federal Judge Imposes Longest Sentence Ever For Medicare Fraud – 50 Years – On Executive Of Mental Health Care Company

Mr. Lawrence Duran – Sentenced to 50 Years After a 3-day sentencing hearing, Miami resident Lawrence Duran, the owner of a mental health care company, American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC), was sentenced on September 16, 2011 to 50 years in prison … Continue reading

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