Legal news from Sunday, December 18, 2011

[JURIST] The US handed over the last detainee in Iraq, Ali Mussa Daqduq, to Iraqi authorities on Friday as part of the end of the Iraq War [JURIST backgrounder]. Daqduq allegedly has links to Hezbollah [JURIST news archive] and is accused of planning a raid in 2007 which resulted in … [read more]

[JURIST] The Indonesian parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives the government eminent domain [JURIST news archive] powers to seize land from individuals without their consent, as long as compensation is provided. Proponents of the bill argue that it will allow the government to increase infrastructure [Reuters report], leading … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] on Friday affirmed [order, PDF] an injunction against a Nebraska abortion law [LB 594 materials]. The US District Court for the District of Nebraska [official website] issued a preliminary injunction [JURIST report] in July 2010 against the law, … [read more]

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