Ukrainian Supreme Court rejects final election appeals Jen Nolan at 1:44 PM ET
[JURIST] The Ukrainian Supreme Court [official website in Ukrainian] Wednesday denied four more appeals of the December 26th presidential election results filed by allies of former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych [BBC profile], citing missed filing dates and improperly formulated complaints as the reasons for the rejection. While it has not been confirmed by the Court itself, Yaroslav Davydovych of the country's Central Election Commission [official website] said no other appeals are pending and the court should be able to begin certifying the election results [CEC vote count]. Yanukovych lost the December election to challenger Viktor Yushchenko [BBC profile] after the initial November 21 election results were thrown out admist allegations of voter fraud. AP has more.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.