Legal news from Saturday, October 3, 2009
13:10 EDT

[JURIST] Ireland approved [press release] the European Union (EU) reform treaty, known as the Lisbon Treaty [EU materials; text], in a second referendum vote held Friday, the European Commission announced Saturday. The vote, which amends Ireland's constitution, was approved by approximately 67 percent of voters, according to an official poll [read more]

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[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday ordered [order, PDF; memorandum opinion PDF] the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] to release some files from its interview with former vice president Dick Cheney [BBC profile] over his role in [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that a lawsuit against Canadian oil exploration company Talisman Energy [corporate website] for alleged human rights violations in Sudan should be dismissed. The court affirmed the lower court's finding [opinion, PDF] that the plaintiffs, [read more]

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