Legal news from Wednesday, September 8, 2010
16:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] Wednesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a district court's dismissal of a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] against a Boeing subsidiary in connection with its alleged role in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] on Wednesday delivered three judgments striking down gambling restrictions in Germany because the regulations were not designed to protect public interest [judgments]. The suit was filed by several foreign betting companies attempting to break into the German gambling market. The court [read more]

12:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Sri Lankan Parliament [official website] on Wednesday voted 161-17 [press release] to give final approval to the 18th amendment [text, PDF] to the Sri Lankan Constitution [materials], eliminating presidential term limits. The parliament joined the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and the Cabinet [JURIST reports], which have also [read more]

12:09 EDT

[JURIST] A Russian judge was killed Tuesday outside his home in the North Caucasus province of Kabardino-Balkaria [BBC backgrounder], according to Russian authorities. District judge Dzhulber Bykov was shot several times [Reuters report] by gunmen suspected to be Islamic insurgents and died at the scene. The Russian government has faced [read more]

12:09 EDT

[JURIST] Murder trials began in the Philippines Wednesday for individuals charged in connection with the November 2009 massacre [CSM backgrounder; JURIST news archive] that left 57 dead. Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court is conducting the trial in a high-security Manila prison [ABC report] in response [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday denied [order, PDF] a motion to stay a preliminary injunction [order, PDF; JURIST report] issued in August barring government funding of stem cell research [JURIST news archive]. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth had granted [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] UK Home Secretary Theresa May [official profile] told Parliament Wednesday that the government will review the fairness of current extradition laws [statement] that have stirred controversy in the country. Among the extradition laws to be reviewed are the European Arrest Warrant [materials] and the 2003 US-UK Extradition Treaty [text, [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that at times the government might need a warrant to obtain cell phone data to track a person's location. The ruling reversed a decision [order, PDF] by US Magistrate Judge [read more]

08:09 EDT

[JURIST] Representatives from the Cambodian government and the UN met Tuesday with officials from 30 countries seeking additional money to fund the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website]. The tribunal, established by the UN and the Cambodian government to prosecute former Khmer Rouge [BBC backgrounder; JURIST [read more]

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