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13:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] announced [press release] on Friday that it filed a subpoena enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] against Wells Fargo & Company [corporate website] to force the company to hand over documents connected to [read more]

12:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Egyptian parliament met on Saturday to appoint the 100-member panel that will draft the country's new constitution. A significant struggle is expected between the Islamists and liberals to reduce over 1,000 nominations [Al Jazeera report] to 100 individuals to serve on the panel. Half the panel members will [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] More than 20 Iraqi police officers were arrested and face interrogation Saturday following the escape of 19 detainees from a temporary prison in Iraq. The group of escapees, who were being held at the al-Tasfirat prison in the city of Kirkuk, included alleged al-Qaeda leaders [Al Jazeera report] and [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Friday issued a decision [text] requiring sentencing judges to consider the history of oppression that Aboriginal offenders may have experienced when determining appropriate sentences. The court determined that sentencing judges should take into account certain negative factors affecting Aboriginal defendants: When [read more]

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[JURIST announcement] Over the past couple weeks, several people have asked why JURIST needs to raise funds. You can read all the details on these pages, but the most direct answer is that it all comes back to budget cuts. Due to general economic circumstances completely outside of our control, [read more]

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