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Legal News
23 Dec 2008
by Catherine

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website; JURIST news archive] Monday upheld [case materials; press release] a law that passengers must be compensated if a flight is canceled without "extraordinary circumstances." The law [text; materials], passed in 2004 by the Council of the European Union [official website], established … [read more]


Legal News
23 Dec 2008
by Catherine

[JURIST] Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper [official website] on Monday appointed a new judge [press release] to the Supreme Court of Canada [official website] to fill an eight-month vacancy, bypassing public parliamentary hearings established in 2006 and blaming the move on opposition obstruction. Public hearings for the vacancy now being … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2008
by Catherine

[JURIST] California Attorney General Jerry Brown [official website] on Monday urged [press release] the state Supreme Court [official website] to review the petitions [materials; JURIST report] raised in reference to the recent passage [results; JURIST report] of Proposition 8 [text, materials], the voter initiative that amended the state constitution [text] … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2008
by Catherine

[JURIST] Advisers to US President-elect Barack Obama [official website] emphasized Monday in the wake of press reports that Obama has not made a decision regarding the future of the military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] and its prisoners, despite an earlier Associated Press story [text; JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2008
by Catherine

[JURIST] Reports of hate crimes dropped approximately one percent in 2007 from the previous year but incidents of sexual-orientation bias crimes increased by six percent, according to the 2007 Hate Crime Statistics [report; press release] released by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official website] Monday. The FBI reported … [read more]

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