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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Italian PM Berlusconi Loses Constitutional Immunity, May Face Trial

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has lost the constitutional immunity that prevented his prosecution on a number of charges and involvement in proceedings connected with his media empire. The Italian Constitutional Court has ruled that the statute granting him and the three other highest office holders in the country such immunity violated a rule against equality before the law, according to this New York Times story. Here's more from NPR.

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