Legal news from Sunday, July 16, 2006
11:07 EDT

[JURIST] NAACP [advocacy website] leaders say that at least 1,000 members attending the organization's annual convention [meeting website] now underway in Washington, DC will go to Capital Hill this Wednesday to urge the Senate to renew portions of the Voting Rights Act [text; DOJ backgrounder] that are soon to expire. [read more]

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[JURIST] L.K. Advani [party profile], leader of India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [party website], said in a speech [text] Sunday in Bhopal that the July 11 Mumbai train bombings [BBC report] were "a fallout of repealing" the country's Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) [backgrounder; text], set aside by the [read more]

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[JURIST] The British Home Office [official website] is considering enacting rules that would dismiss company directors and seize assets of firms caught employing illegal immigrants, the Sunday Times has reported. Under the new rules, employers could even be punished if contractors or sub-contractors were employing illegal immigrants. A proposal by [read more]

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[JURIST] North Korea (DPRK) Sunday condemned a UN Security Council resolution [text; JURIST report] passed unanimously Saturday imposing sanctions on the country and demanding that it stop controversial missile tests [JURIST news archive]. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) [media website] reported an unnamed DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying [read more]

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