Legal news from Sunday, November 14, 2010
11:11 EDT

[JURIST] Arizona voters approved Proposition 203 [text, PDF], authorizing the possession of up to two-and-a-half ounces of medical marijuana [JURIST news archive], according to results released by the Arizona Secretary of State Saturday. The measure, voted on during the midterm elections earlier this month, was too close to call on [read more]

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[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Saturday praised the release [press release] of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], but urged the Myanmar government to release all political prisoners still held. AI described Suu Kyi's release [JURIST report] as "welcome," but emphasized that [read more]

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[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Saturday criticized the Azerbaijani Supreme Court [press release] for failing to order the release of imprisoned journalist Enyulla Fatullayev in violation of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website]. On Thursday, the Supreme Court vacated Fatullayev's convictions [read more]

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