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Pirates
The Fourth Circuit heard arguments today in United States v. Abdi Dire, an appeal of the first piracy conviction in a U.S. courtroom in nearly 200 years.  Kevin Walsh has an excellent synopsis of the oral arguments, available here.  The defendants, five Somali pirates, were convicted for their attack on the U.S.S. Nicholas in in April, 2010....
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In 2007, a band of American explorers recovered 17 tons of gold coins from a sunken Spanish galleon off the coast of ——.  Today, the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the men surrender the treasure to Spain.  For the opinion, go here.
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