Legal news from Saturday, February 14, 2009
20:02 EDT

[JURIST] Palestinian leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] and its Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] on Friday to initiate an investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes during the recent conflict in Gaza [JURIST news archive]. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) [IMEU backgrounder] Justice Minister Ali Khashan called [read more]

19:02 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] granted an en banc rehearing [order, PDF] to Wal-Mart, Inc. [corporate website] Friday in a long-running gender discrimination suit against the retailer. According to the order, a majority of the Ninth Circuit judges, excluding the three judges who [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] An Obama administration official said Friday that a review of detainees, the first step in closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], has begun [Los Angeles Times report]. US President Barack Obama [official website] issued the executive order [text] last month that initiated the review process. The [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of California [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] this week that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 (SORNA) [DOJ backgrounder, PDF], which makes it a federal crime for a sex offender [JURIST news archive] to attempt [read more]

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