Legal news from Saturday, February 7, 2009
11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Italian President Giorgio Napolitano [BBC profile] Friday refused to sign an Italian government decree intended to stop the father of Eluana Englaro [materials, in Italian], who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years, from removing her feeding tube. Napolitano said the measure was unconstitutional because it would [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] European Commission [official website] President Jose Manuel Barroso [official profile] noticeably irritated Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin [official website] at a joint news conference [transcript] held in Moscow Friday when Barroso commented on apparent human rights violations in Russia [AP report]. Barroso's comments on talks that had taken place [read more]

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