Legal news from Saturday, September 19, 2009
11:09 EDT

[JURIST] UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe [official profile] on Saturday urged the Sri Lankan government to conduct an independent inquiry into allegations of war crimes during the civil war against the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [JURIST archive]. After a visit to camps for internally [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that Federal Election Commission (FEC) [official website] regulations restricting the political spending of nonprofit groups violates the First Amendment. The suit was brought by pro-choice group EMILY'S List [advocacy website], which challenged [read more]

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[JURIST] Argentina's Chamber of Deputies [official website, in Spanish] approved a bill Thursday that would create new media ownership rules and a new regulatory body to interpret those laws. Argentine President Christina Fernandez De Kirchner [official website; BBC profile] said the proposed law, which would limit how many licenses a [read more]

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[JURIST] A federal judge on Friday delayed the execution of Ohio death row inmate Romell Broom, following several failed attempts at administering a lethal injection on Tuesday. Judge Gregory Frost of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] issued the order [AP report] following claims [read more]

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