Legal news from Monday, November 29, 2004
20:11 EDT

[JURIST] The New Jersey Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a bear hunting permits case that presents the larger issue of whether the state Department of Environmental Protection has authority to block the hunt over the decision of the state Fish and Game Council (FGC). The New Jersey DEP has [read more]

20:11 EDT

[JURIST] Cuban authorities on Monday released three more of the 75 political prisoners they arrested in March 2003. The newly freed prisoners are Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Margarito Broche Espinosa and Marcelo Lopez Banobre. Chepe is a 64 year old economist and journalist. Broche is 45 and president of the National [read more]

19:11 EDT

[JURIST] Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff have rejected a complaint that the Amazon online retail company violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by targeting its toy area at children and allowing the posting of product reviews. The Act aims to protect children under 13 by forbidding websites directed at [read more]

16:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has raised concerns about possible fraud in Sunday's parliamentary and presidential elections in Romania. The OSCE, which had 18 international observers from 13 countries at the polls, flagged the possibility that some people voted more than once and said there [read more]

16:11 EDT

[JURIST] A divided three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an injunction Monday against the enforcement of the Solomon Amendment, a ten-year-old federal law which requires the United States Department of Defense to deny federal funding to institutions of higher education that prohibit military [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in Ashcroft v. Raich (case summary from Duke Law School), a California case involving the use of marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment. The court is considering whether sick people in the eleven states which recognize medical marijuana can get around general [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] In Monday's corporations and securities news, several leading record labels, including EMI, Warner, Sony BMG and Universal, are suing Sharman Networks, the firm behind leading file-swapping software Kazaa in an Australian court. Sharman says it has no control over what users do with swapped files. BBC News has more.In [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] China and the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations signed an agreement Monday that will create the world's largest free trade area by removing tariffs for their 2 billion people by the end of the decade. The countries also signed a pact to expand last [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Chilean President Ricardo Lagos announced Monday that the Chilean government will be offering lifelong pensions to individuals on a monthly basis that are almost equal to the minimum wage for the same period. The announcement follows the publication of the report of the National Commission on Political Imprisonment and [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to last year's Massachusetts high court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Read the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health.10:48 AM ET - The Supreme Court's Order List is now available [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] Reuters is reporting that the International Atomic Energy Agency has passed a resolution on policing Iran's promise to freeze all programs linked to uranium enrichment. The watered-down resolution welcomes Iran's suspension of sensitive nuclear activities as "a voluntary, non-legally binding, confidence-building measure." The IAEA has background on its negotiations [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the Ukrainian Supreme Court justices have said that the court will not reach a decision Monday on the validity of the presidential election results.9:22 AM ET - The Ukrainian Supreme Court Monday heard opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko's appeal against the official poll results in Ukraine's [read more]

07:11 EDT

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, November 29.The US Supreme Court will hear 10 AM ET oral arguments in Ashcroft v. Raich (case summary from Duke Law School), where the Court will decide whether the Controlled Substances Act exceeds [read more]

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