Legal news from Saturday, May 3, 2008
19:05 EDT

[JURIST] Mexican rights activists are pressing Mexican President Felipe Calderón [official profile, in Spanish] to sign a bill lightening penalties for illegal migrants found in the country after the measure passed the lower house of the Mexican Congress Tuesday. Prison terms of one and a half to six years under [read more]

17:05 EDT

[JURIST] Two judges of Kenya's High Court [constitutional provisions], the court's top judicial authority, were fired from their positions Friday after two investigatory tribunals found them guilty of corruption. The judges had already been suspended while their cases were reviewed. A third High Court judge was reinstated after none of [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr. [official profile] of the US Eastern District of Louisiana ruled again Friday that the US Army Corps of Engineers [official website] cannot claim immunity from suit in connection with damages suffered by plaintiffs by virtue of alleged defects in the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MRGO) [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf "may accept the restoration of judges if the government amends the constitution," a spokesman for his political party said Saturday, according to AP. On Friday former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, leader of the subordinate party in the country's new coalition government, said that the [read more]

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