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Muslim Marriages in Ireland

1. This post is a tentative, partial, review of the legal status of some Muslim marriages in Ireland.

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Rumsfeld’s Holiday

Donald Rumsfeld asserted in the proceedings, successfully, that he was immune from being held responsible for the torture of the victims.

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Witness Immunity

Most witnesses are compellable, that is, they will be obliged to attend and give evidence in court. The method of doing this is to serve a subpoena on the witness. Reasonably enough, the witness is and should be protected from litigious attack for giving evidence. Absolute privilege attaches to statements that are made in the course of the administration of justice. This has been stated as “…anything said, or published in writing, in the court and as part of legal […]

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President Katsav

The complainants do not appear to have agreed to the deal.

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Irish criminal charge

In Ireland, until 1737, indictments were presented to the accused in latin. The repealing act was 11 Geo. II, c.6.

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Legal Aid

State provision of health care probably precedes State legal aid, although arguably it should not.

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Police Informants: A little bird told me

In other words, the police issue the search warrant to the police.

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First, count them

Do we know for certain what government policy is? Is the National Spatial Mananagment Plan really Government policy?

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L’Etat, c’est qui?

He confesses the purpose of the obligation to register with the Standards in Public Office Commission was to limit the expression of views and opinions in opposition (yes, in support of also, but he does not mention that) to politicians.

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Constituencies Constitutional Challenge – Motion (2)

THE HIGH COURT RECORD NO. 2819P/2007 Between CATHERINE MURPHY and FINIAN McGRATH Plaintiffs And   THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants 23rd April 2007 1. The Plaintiffs’ motion for directions came before the Court. 2. Counsel for the Plaintiffs indicated that the respective counsel for the parties had discussed the issues and the Defendants had indicated that their defence was being drafted and was expected to be completed shortly. 3. Counsel […]

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