Legal news from Sunday, June 28, 2009
15:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Department of Justice in Ireland published a Civil Partnership Bill [text, PDF; explanatory memorandum text, PDF] on Sunday, extending certain rights to same-sex couples. The bill legally recognizes cohabiting but unmarried couples while stopping short of granting such couples full marital rights. The bill provides for numerous rights [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] Honduran President Manuel Zelaya [BBC profile] was detained and escorted from the presidential home by members of the Honduran military and transported to the airport in the early hours of Sunday morning, the scheduled day for a nationwide referendum on constitutional reform. Military leaders said they were following a [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] on Friday passed a climate bill [HR 2454 materials] that focuses on clean energy. In his weekly address [video; transcript] Friday evening, US President Barack Obama [official profile] praised the bill's passage in the House and encouraged the Senate [official website] to [read more]

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