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Legal News
21 Sep 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill [text] that would significantly increase the amount of logging in national forests. The bill's supporters claim [AP report] the measure would both create more jobs and help reduce wildfires in the Western US. The bill provides that the Secretary … [read more]

Legal News
30 Apr 2011
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] Utah Governor Gary Herbert [official website] announced on Friday that the state of Utah filed a complaint [statement] in the US District Court for the District of Utah [official website] against the Department of the Interior (DOI) [official website] regarding an order issued by Secretary of the Interior Ken … [read more]

Legal News
1 Feb 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District Court for Idaho [official website] dismissed a lawsuit Friday brought by environmentalists challenging Idaho's state-created "roadless rule" [JURIST news archive] to protect its forests. Judge B Lynn Winmill's ruling upholds Idaho's plan [AP report] to manage its 9 million … [read more]

Legal News
13 Jan 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] The number of free countries and electoral democracies dropped and the overall freedom in the Middle East and North Africa suffered for the fifth year, according to a report [text, PDF] released Thursday by the US-based rights group Freedom House [advocacy website]. The group's annual assessment, Freedom in the … [read more]

Legal News
18 Feb 2010
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] granted summary judgment [opinion, PDF] for the National Forest Service (NFS) [official website] Wednesday, upholding an agreement limiting the amount of timber that can be harvested in Alaska's Tongass National Forest [official website]. Several Alaska … [read more]

Legal News
5 Nov 2009
by Haley Wojdowski

[JURIST] Two senior Indonesian law enforcement officials resigned Thursday after being linked to an alleged plot to weaken the Corruption Eradication Commisions (KPK) [official website, in Indonesian], an anti-corruption agency. Deputy Attorney General Abdul Hakim Ritonga and Chief Detective Susno Duadjia were mentioned by name [Jakarta Globe report] in a … [read more]

Legal News
15 May 2006
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] Leading Monday's international brief, several civil and human rights groups have criticized the Indonesian government [official website in Bahasa Indonesian] for its refusal to prosecute [JURIST report] former Indonesian dictator General Suharto [BBC profile]. Public officials say that Suharto's continuing medical problems [JURIST report] keep him from being competent … [read more]

Legal News
24 Apr 2006
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] Leading Monday's international brief, the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal [official website] warned the Nepal government [monarchy website] again that international standards governing police actions during times of civil unrest must be observed as part of Nepal's international legal obligations. The statement [text] … [read more]

Legal News
5 Aug 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday rejected a US government plan [PDF opinion] that would have allowed vast undeveloped areas of the country's largest national forest to be open to logging. The Tongass National Forest [official website] in … [read more]

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