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Legal news from Saturday, November 5, 2011
15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Ohio Governor John Kasich [official website] on Friday signed [press release, PDF] into law House Bill 63 [text and materials], creating further restrictions on minors if they seek an abortion [JURIST news archive] without parental consent. The new law puts several conditions in place, advancing the former law of [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] The New Jersey Superior Court [official website] Friday ruled [press release] that a marriage equality lawsuit [complaint text, PDF; case materials] can continue, partially denying a motion to dismiss filed by the New Jersey Attorney General [official website]. Lambda Legal [advocacy websites] filed the lawsuit in June on behalf [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] on Friday rejected the appeal [Columbus Dispatch report] of condemned murderer Reginald Brooks, affirming but not definitively ruling on Ohio's new death penalty [JURIST news archive] procedures. In July, Judge Gregory Frost stayed the [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] United Nations (UN) [official website] High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] praised the engagement of Moldova [official website] government officials Friday but noted troubling deficiencies in citizens' economic and social rights, during a press conference [statement, text] at the end of her four-day visit to the [read more]

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