Legal news from Saturday, December 19, 2009
12:12 EDT

[JURIST] While no legally binding agreement was reached at the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) [official website] in Copenhagen, Denmark, 192 UN member countries agreed Saturday to “take note” [press release] of a non-binding Copenhagen Accord [text, PDF] developed by leaders of the United States, China, India, [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [decision; PDF] Friday that post-arrest detention is legal in cases where the detainees are reasonably detained. The case, Turkmen v. Ashcroft [CCR backgrounder], challenged the alleged racial profiling, arbitrary detention and abuse of Muslim, Arab, and South [read more]

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