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12:07 EDT

[JURIST] The California Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday denied [order] the San Diego County clerk's request to halt same-sex marriages in the state, following the US Supreme Court [official website] June ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry [opinion, PDF]. The decision was issued without comment in a single sentence, stating, [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a lower court's decision to block components of South Carolina's immigration law [SB 20 text]. Relying on the Supremacy Clause, the court ruled that the plaintiffs have an implied right of action to [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Hague Court of Appeal on Tuesday blocked the extradition [press release, in Dutch] of a Dutch-Pakistani terror suspect to the US because of "uncertainty regarding the US involvement in the torture of [Sabir] K." Sabir K. was arrested in Pakistan In 2010 and tortured by Pakistani secret service [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website] policy allowing the importation of a drug used in the execution of state prisoners was illegal. The court did not give deference [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] on Tuesday reversed [judgment, PDF] a lower court ruling that blocked enforcement of a 2003 law [text, PDF] regulating the promotion of tobacco products. The 2003 law requires shops that sell tobacco to display health warnings and limit the size of advertisements. [read more]

07:07 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [press release] on Monday that the rebel group 23 March Movement (M23) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is receiving assistance from Rwanda despite continued human rights abuses by the M23, including rape, executions and [read more]

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