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Legal News
17 Apr 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Human rights groups including Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy websites] on Tuesday urged [press release] Council of Europe [official website] member states to reject proposed changes to the European Convention on Human Rights [text]. The proposed changes, entitled the Brighton Declaration [text, PDF], were introduced … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The lower chamber of the Malaysian Parliament [official website, in Malay] on Tuesday approved a law aimed at replacing the country's controversial Internal Security Act of 1960 (ISA) [text, PDF; HRW backgrounder], which currently allows for indefinite detention of terror suspects, dissidents and political opponents. Parliament introduced the legislation … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday effectively suspended the work of the 100-member panel responsible for drafting the country's new constitution after ruling in favor of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the formation of the panel. The lawsuit was filed by a number of prominent Egyptian lawyers [Ahram … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) [official website] on Monday filed charges [complaint, PDF; press release] in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) [corporate website] alleging that the bank was involved in an illegal futures trading … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The full Federal Court of Australia [official website] ruled Tuesday that Google Inc. [corporate website] engaged in advertising practices that were deceptive and misleading, resulting in a violation of the country's consumer protection laws. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) [official website] brought the case against Google challenging … [read more]


Legal News
27 Mar 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Acting head of the EU delegation in Mali, Bertrand Soret, on Tuesday met with the leader of last week's military coup [JURIST report] urging a quick return to constitutional order in the country. President Amadou Toumani Toure [Al Jazeera profile] was removed from office after Malian soldiers took control … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday ruled unanimously [opinion, PDF] in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that patents obtained under 35 § 101 [text] that correlate the body's biological reaction to different dosages of a certain type of drug are invalid because they … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled 8-1 [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Roberts v. Sea-Land Services [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) [text], an employee is "newly awarded compensation" for the purposes of the act when he first becomes disabled and entitled to … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision [judgment text] that a UK subsidiary of Bank Melli Iran (BMI) [corporate website, in Persian] can be included in a list of entities engaged in nuclear proliferation. A 2007 UN Security Council Resolution [Resolution … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta [official website] indicated on Tuesday that a US soldier accused of shooting and killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan could face the death penalty if convicted of the charges. The identity of the US sergeant accused of the shootings has not been released, but … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to grant an injunction, and denied a petition for writ of certiorari [orders list, PDF] in Michigan v. US Army Corp. of Engineers [SCOTUSblog backgrounder]. Five states petitioned the court [JURIST report] in October asking them to overturn a lower … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Germany's Federal Constitutional Court [official website, in German] on Tuesday ruled [press release, in German] that use of a parliamentary subcommittee to fast-track decisions related to eurozone bailouts is unconstitutional, and that such decisions require full oversight of the Bundestag, the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany … [read more]


Legal News
21 Feb 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled 6-3 [opinion, PDF] on Tuesday in Kawashima v. Holder [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that, under the Immigration and Nationality Act [8 USC § 1101 et seq.], the making of false tax returns is a crime involving fraud or deceit, which can result in deportation, … [read more]


Legal News
21 Feb 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled 6-3 [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Howes v. Fields [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit categorical rule that all private questioning of prisoners about outside events is per se custodial, requiring Miranda warnings to be given, is … [read more]


Legal News
7 Feb 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] issued two rulings [press release] on Tuesday upholding the right of the media to report on celebrities and limiting celebrities' right to privacy. In Axel Springer AG v. Germany [judgment], the court examined whether a German actor's right to privacy … [read more]


Legal News
7 Feb 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas [official website] ruled [order, PDF] Monday that Texas can begin enforcing a state law [HB 15, PDF] that requires women to have a sonogram before undergoing an abortion [JURIST news archive]. In his ruling, Judge Sam … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jan 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] took the stand in his second trial [JURIST report] before the Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] on Tuesday and defended his investigation into war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco [BBC backgrounder] during the Spanish Civil War. Garzon … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jan 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The Canadian government on Monday deported Rwandan war crimes suspect Leon Mugesera, after a Quebec Superior Court [official website] judge ruled that the court did not have jurisdiction to rule on immigration cases. Mugesera, who has been fighting deportation from Canada since 1995, is a former Rwandan politician accused … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The trial of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], accused of ordering illegal wiretaps in jailhouses, began on Tuesday before a seven-judge panel of the Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish]. The court announced in October that Garzon would stand trial on the charges after … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] A French judge has requested access to information from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] in order to investigate allegations of torture being made by three French citizens. Judge Sophie Clement requested access to documents, as well as access to individuals who had contact with the men during their arrest and … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jan 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Minneci v. Pollard [SCOTUSblog backgrounder; JURIST report] that where state tort law authorizes adequate remedies for individuals harmed by private employees working at a federal facility, and where the private employees have no employment or contractual relationship with … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jan 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] issued a ruling [opinion, PDF] on Tuesday in Gonzalez v. Thaler [SCOTUSblog backgrounder; JURIST report] interpreting two sections of the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) [materials] and holding that a judgment becomes final for the purposes of habeas corpus … [read more]


Legal News
6 Dec 2011
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] A second major tobacco company, Imperial Tobacco, Ltd. [corporate website], on Tuesday filed an action in Australia's High Court [official website] challenging the country's new tobacco packaging laws. Last month, Parliament [official website] approved [JURIST report] the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill [text], which removes descriptive colors and logos from … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2011
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that a federal law prohibiting payment for vital organs does not apply to all types of bone marrow transplants, opening the door for compensation to be paid to a specific type of bone marrow … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2011
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Thursday voted 93-7 [roll call materials] to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 [SB 1867, PDF], including a controversial provision authorizing the president to use "all necessary and appropriate force" to detain individuals suspected of terrorism. The Senate on Tuesday rejected … [read more]

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