Legal news from Saturday, June 27, 2009
18:06 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] is considering issuing an executive order for the indefinite detention [AP report] of some Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees in order to facilitate the closure of the facility, two administration officials told the Associated Press Friday. According to the report, the move [read more]

12:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Canadian Supreme Court [official website] ruled 6-1 [judgment] Friday that children under the age of 16 have the right to make decisions over their own medical treatment if they can demonstrate their decision-making ability, but upheld the constitutionality of statutory schemes that balance the best interests of the [read more]

09:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Labor Tribunal of Papeete [official website, in French] in French Polynesia [official website, in French] on Friday considered [press release, PDF, in French; statement, DOC, in French] for the first time a demand brought directly against the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) [official website, in French] by or [read more]

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