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Legal News
10 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] suggested Monday during oral arguments that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] 2011 "Open Internet" rules [FCC backgrounder] may be invalidated in whole or in part. Verizon [corporate website] has filed … [read more]


Legal News
10 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] A judge for Indiana's Lake County Superior Court ruled [order, PDF] Monday that the state's right-to-work law [HB 1028, PDF] violates the Indiana Constitution [text]. The state law bans unions from receiving compensation from non-union employees to pay for bargaining costs and services. Federal law, however, requires unions to … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] announced Sunday that he would file a petition with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] seeking to overturn his October 2012 tax fraud conviction. An Italian court convicted [JURIST report] Berlusconi on charges that his media … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] A judge for the Supreme Court of British Columbia [official website] on Friday declined to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by disabled members of the Canadian military seeking to invalidate a veteran compensation law that limits payments to disabled veterans. Last year disabled veterans joined together to challenge … [read more]


Legal News
3 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The trial of 92-year-old Siert Bruins [JURIST news archive], a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS [USHMM backgrounder], began Monday in Germany's Hagen State Court [official website, in German]. Prosecutors accuse Bruins of executing [AP report] captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the closure of four media outlets, including an affiliate of Al Jazeera [news website], for their alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The Egyptian government reportedly claims [AP report] that Al-Jazeera's affiliate provided biased news coverage during Brotherhood … [read more]


Legal News
2 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Egyptian authorities on Sunday charged deposed president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] leaders with "incitement to murder" stemming from violent protests that took place last year. In August 2012, Morsi issued a declaration [JURIST report] granting himself … [read more]


Legal News
2 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Trial began Monday in the 13th Ankara Criminal Court for more than 100 senior military officials accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government in 1997. In February 1997, Turkey's secular National Security Council allegedly met and voted to impose strict rules [Al Jazeera report] limiting Islamist education in … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Chinese Ministry of Supervision on Sunday announced plans to investigate Jiang Jiemin, director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission [official websites, in Chinese]. The investigation stems from Jiemin's alleged involvement in an undisclosed "serious discipline violation" [South China Morning Post report]. While the precise reason for … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Approximately 100 staff members at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website], went on strike Sunday in protest of unpaid wages. More than 250 staff members, including judges, prosecutors and interpreters, have not been paid since June of this year because … [read more]


Legal News
27 Aug 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[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, … [read more]


Legal News
27 Aug 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) [official website] failed to adequately investigate missing person reports in the aftermath of the 1998-99 Kosovo war with Serbia [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] reported [text] Tuesday. According to AI, a 1999 UN resolution charged the UNMIK with … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Military Judge Denise Lind on Tuesday found Army Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] guilty of violations of the Espionage Act [18 USC § 794 et seq., text] for his disclosure of classified information to anti-secrecy organization, Wikileaks [website]. The judge, however, acquitted Manning of the more … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] in favor of two men seeking recognition of their out-of-state same-sex marriage. Ohio law prohibits same-sex marriage but recognizes marriages solemnized outside of the state. James Obergefell and his … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of California [official website] on Tuesday rejected a request from Proposition 8 [text, PDF; JURIST news archive] supporters to halt same-sex marriages. Last week attorneys representing Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Protect Marriage [advocacy websites] filed a petition [JURIST report] emphasizing that the US Supreme Court's … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) [FJC backgrounder] on Monday granted a motion by Yahoo [corporate website] to declassify a 2008 FISC judgment that required the company to comply with government requests for user information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) [text]. The FISC also mandated that … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) [official website] on Wednesday approved a version [S 815] of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As federal law currently stands, employers are only … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Illinois Senate [official website] joined with the Illinois House of Representatives [official website] Wednesday to pass a bill [HB 183, text] that permits state residents to carry concealed firearms with limited restrictions. The bill prohibits carrying a firearm in schools, courthouses and government buildings and has restrictions based … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Civil liberties groups filed an amicus curiae brief [text, PDF] Monday in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) [FJC backgrounder] supporting efforts by Google and Microsoft [corporate websites] to publish data concerning how many times the government invoked federal law to request user information for national security purposes. The … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Tuesday urged Egyptian authorities to address escalating violence arising after the military's ouster [JURIST report] of president Mohamed Morsi [official BBC profile; JURIST news archive] last week. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] condemned [official … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss [order, PDF] a lawsuit alleging that the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] illegally surveilled "millions of ordinary Americans" in the wake of 9/11 [JURIST backgrounder]. In … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Egyptian military on Wednesday deposed President Mohamed Morsi [official BBC profile; JURIST news archive], suspended the nation's constitution and installed an interim government headed by High Constitutional Court judge Adly Mansour. Protests and demonstrations erupted throughout Egypt on Sunday calling for Morsi's resignation for his alleged failure to … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Egyptian Court of Cassation on Tuesday ordered President Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to reinstate Abdel Meguid Mahmoud to his post as prosecutor-general (PG). Morsi appointed Talaat Abdallah as PG in November, pursuant to a controversial constitutional declaration which dismissed and replaced the Mubarak-era PG Mahmoud … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court on Tuesday gave sentences of up to 15 years in prison to 69 out of 94 people on trial for planning an Islamist coup. The group of defendants includes unnamed doctors, academics, lawyers and other professionals arrested over the past year for allegedly … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jun 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) [official report] released a report [text, PDF] Thursday which presses Iraqi leaders to develop measures addressing the growing trend of human rights abuses in Iraq. According to the UN, terrorist groups killed more than 3,100 Iraqi civilians and injured more than 12,100 … [read more]

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