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Legal news from Saturday, January 12, 2013
16:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari in six new cases [order list, PDF] on Friday. In Salinas v. Texas [cert. petition, PDF; docket] the court will consider the boundaries of the Fifth Amendment [text] right to remain silent prior to arrest. Genovevo Salinas was suspected of being [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] Greece's Hellenic Parliament [official website] approved new tax legislation on Saturday so that the country can pay back loans so that it can continue receiving financial aid. The new legislation would bring the new top-tier tax level to 42 percent [Al Jazeera report] for individuals earning more than $56,000 [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Saturday called on the Venezuela government to end its censorship and intimidation of media [press release] that challenge official reports regarding President Hugo Chavez [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Chavez supporters are trying to keep details about his condition and treatment secret, [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] Mali [CIA backgrounder; JURIST news archive] interim president Dioncounda Traore [BBC profile], while under pressure from Mali's military, declared a state of emergency on Friday after Islamist rebels on Thursday captured the town of Konna. Traore called for [CNN report] Mali to engage in a general mobilization to defend [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve [official websites] are expected next week to issue a cease-and-desist order to JPMorgan Chase & Co. [official website] to improve its systems and procedures for monitoring transactions and risk. While It is not yet expected that [read more]

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