Legal news from Friday, January 8, 2010
15:01 EDT

[JURIST] A plea of not guilty was entered in a US federal court Friday for Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, indicted [text, PDF] on six counts for allegedly attempting to set off an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 bound from Amsterdam to Detroit last month. Abdulmutallab is charged [read more]

15:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Federal Administrative Court of Switzerland [official website, in German] ruled Friday that the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) [official website, in German] violated the law in February 2009 when it ordered UBS [corporate website] to disclose information to the US on more than 250 of the bank's [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Portuguese Parliament [official website, in Portuguese] on Friday approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive]. The bill gives same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual married couples, but stops short of allowing same-sex couples to adopt. The bill was supported [Diario de Noticias report, in [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in Dolan v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF], in which the Court will consider whether a district court may enter a restitution order beyond the time limit prescribed in 18 USC § [read more]

12:01 EDT

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Philip Alston [official website] on Thursday urged an investigation [UN News Centre report] into possible Sri Lankan war crimes after authenticating a video of members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [JURIST news archive] being executed by members of the Sri [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama on Thursday called for stricter airline security measures as he announced [press release] the conclusion of two security reviews he ordered [JURIST report] after the failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to detonate an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 last month. According to [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment text; press release] Thursday that sex trafficking violates conventions against slavery and forced labor, finding both Russia and Cyprus liable in the case of a young woman who came from Russia to work in a Cyprus cabaret and [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] US authorities on Thursday announced [press release] charges against two former employees of security firm Blackwater [JURIST news archive] in connection with the May 5 shooting death of two Afghans in Kabul. Justin Cannon and Christopher Drotleff each face 13 counts under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) [text], [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Iranian judiciary said Thursday that five people arrested during in last month's violent riots [JURIST report] will be tried [ILNA report] for Moharebe, or warring against God, which is punishable by execution. The names of the accused have not been released. The protests, which were the largest since [read more]

08:01 EDT

[JURIST] The New Jersey Senate voted 20-14 [video] Thursday to defeat a bill [text, PDF] that would have legalized same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive] in the state. The Senate Judiciary Committee had voted 7-6 in favor of the bill [JURIST report] last month, marking the first time that any body [read more]

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