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Legal news from Wednesday, May 9, 2012
18:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the public videotaping of police at work does not constitute a crime under the Illinois eavesdropping statute. The suit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU-IL) [advocacy website] to [read more]

15:05 EDT

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Wednesday declined to hear an appeal by Muslim cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile] against his deportation from the UK to Jordan for terrorism charges. This appeal [JURIST report] was Abu Qatada's final opportunity to block the deportation, and reports [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Referral Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] on Tuesday transferred [decision, PDF; press release] the case of Ladislas Ntaganzwa [case materials] to the Rwandan national court system. Ntaganzwa, a former mayor of Nyakizu commune in Butare, remains at large. He has been charged [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] Armenian opposition group the Armenian National Congress (ANC) [party website, in Armenian] on Wednesday alleged fraud in the country's recent parliamentary elections. The ANC called for the election results to be thrown out because of widespread fraud, including paying for votes, by the Republican Party of President Serzh Sarksyan [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] Voters in North Carolina on Tuesday passed a constitutional amendment [Amendment 1, PDF] to ban same-sex marriage [JURIST backgrounder]. The amendment reads that "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State." Sixty-one percent of voters [read more]

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