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Legal news from Sunday, February 24, 2013
15:02 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Thursday filed an appeal [Petition for a Writ of Mandamus, PDF] in the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] military tribunal, the US Court of Military Commission Review [official website], to an order granting the government's request to censor testimony [JURIST report]. [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Kansas Supreme Court [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a non-biological mother of children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies has parentage rights under Kansas law. Kelly Goudschaal and Marci Frazier were in a committed, long-term, same-sex relationship and had two children via artificial insemination. The couple [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Saturday urged both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran [press releases] to allow detainees access to lawyers and provide them with basic rights. It urged UAE to not only grant immediate access to lawyers, but also to either charge or release [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Iowa Supreme Court [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a woman whose will designated that she be buried in Montana must be buried in Iowa at the behest of her husband. It ruled that the state's Final Disposition Act [text] gives the spouse of a decedent [read more]

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