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14:10 EDT

[JURIST] Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum [official profile] announced [press release] Friday that his office will not appeal a decision [text, PDF] by Florida Third District Court of Appeals [official website] striking down the state's prohibition [text] against adoption by gay men and women. In September, the district court ruled [read more]

12:10 EDT

[JURIST] The French Senate [official website, in French] on Friday approved [press release, in French] retirement reform legislation designed to keep the country's pension system viable. The bill [text, in French; materials, in French], which passed by a 177-153 vote, increases the age at which individuals can retire from 60 [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak [official website] called Saturday for the Obama administration to launch an inquiry into the role of the US in human rights violations allegedly committed in Iraq [JURIST news archive]. Nowak's comments follow the release of government information on WikiLeaks [website] that included [read more]

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