March 29, 2013
by Max Slater
Police in China arrested and detained the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo on Friday on charges of fraud. Liu Hui was formally charged two weeks ago in a real estate dispute. Liu Hui's arrest may be retaliation for allegedly subversive activities by the ...[read more]
April 15, 2010
by Zach Zagger
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was named a suspect Thursday in an investigation into the Holyland bribery scandal that occurred during his time as mayor of Jerusalem. It is expected that law enforcement will interrogate Olmert over the alleged bribery scandal in which top Jerusalem ...[read more]
February 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Saudi Justice Minister Mohammed al-Eissa announced Saturday that women will be allowed to argue cases in court under a new law that his department is drafting. The law is expected to be issued in the near future and would allow female lawyers to represent other women in cases related to family ...[read more]
February 4, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
The Manhattan Surrogate Court has ruledthat the surviving partner of a same-sex marriage performed in Canada is entitled to inherit the estate of a deceased spouse. The decision issued late last week leaves all of H. Kenneth Ranftle's estate to his surviving spouse, J. Craig Leiby. Judge K... ...[read more]
November 11, 2008
by Ximena Marinero
A Chilean judge on Monday formally charged the youngest son, former secretary, and estate executor of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet for maliciously making false or incomplete tax declarations. The charges relate to multi-million dollar accounts discovered in 2004 in the US-based Riggs ...[read more]
June 2, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
Aleksandra (Sasha) Williams, Pitt Law '10, files from Kiev:The last five years have dramatically changed the appearance of Kiev, the fabled Cradle of the Slavs. Always admired for its green parks and gardens, its sensible city structure, and its historical sites preservation efforts... ...[read more]
February 13, 2008
by Brett Murphy
Real estate businesses have filed a lawsuit against the New York City Campaign Finance Board claiming that a new law that greatly restricts the amount that city businesses can donate to city campaigns violates the US Constitution. The suit, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District ...[read more]
June 8, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen Thursday signed legislation which starting on July 1 will allow those who were convicted for protesting laws designed to enforce racial segregation to receive a full pardon and to have their criminal records destroyed. The Rosa Parks Act, named after the late ...[read more]
April 5, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
The Constitutional Court of Uganda Thursday rejected a law criminalizing adultery by women and parts of an estate law according greater rights to surviving husbands than to surviving wives. The adultery legislation effectively permitted married men to engage in extramarital affairs with unmarried ...[read more]
March 16, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
The Chinese National People's Congress on Friday approved a landmark law protecting private property by a 2799-52 vote. Chinese lawmakers have been considering the bill for over 13 years, and the final version grants equal protections to both public and private property and states that the... ...[read more]

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