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Legal news from Saturday, July 12, 2008
12:07 EDT

[JURIST] Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council [official website; JURIST news archive] draft resolution [text] Friday which would have imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe [JURIST news archive]. The three other permanent members of the Security Council, the US, Britain and France, voted in favor of the sanctions, arguing that [read more]

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[JURIST] The Office of the Chief Prosecutor [official website] of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] filed a petition [PDF text] Friday asking the ICC to lift an indefinite stay on the trial of Congolese ex-militia leader Thomas Lubanga [ICC materials; JURIST news archive]. The ICC had imposed the [read more]

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[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled [opinion text, PDF] Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] does not have the authority to institute a "cap-and-trade" policy for controlling levels of soot and smog emissions. The Clean Air Interstate Rule [read more]

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[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST news archive] chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] will seek a warrant to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile], according to statements [press briefing; video] made Friday by US State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack. Moreno-Ocampo is expected to present evidence [ICC [read more]

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[JURIST] The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court [official website] ruled Thursday in Charron v. Amaral [opinion text] that couples married after the court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage cannot make claims for benefits they would have received had they been allowed to marry sooner. The plaintiff in the case, Michelle Charron, brought [read more]

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