Legal news from Friday, November 27, 2009
10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] has ruled [opinion, PDF] that the execution of Kenneth Biros could proceed as scheduled, overturning a stay of execution issued by the district court [JURIST report] last month. The appeals court held Wednesday that the change to the [read more]

07:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Iranian government was accused Thursday of confiscating the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi [Nobel profile; JURIST news archive]. The government seized the medal from Ebadi's safety deposit box in Tehran and froze her bank accounts three weeks ago, claiming that Ebadi owes [read more]

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