[JURIST] Iraq's Supreme Federal Court on Tuesday invalidated a law that effectively blocked Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [official website, in Arabic; JURIST news archive] from pursuing a third term in the nation's upcoming elections. Iraqi parliament members passed the measure [AP report] in January to limit the offices of premier, president and parliament speaker to two terms. Opponents of the law reportedly argued that, pursuant to the Iraqi constitution, draft laws must be proposed by the cabinet or the president,...

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