Legal news from Friday, December 31, 2010

[JURIST] The state of Texas filed a petition [text, PDF; press release] Thursday in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official website] asking the court to overturn rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions [JURIST news archive] set to go into effect January 2. The petition challenges the legality … [read more]

[JURIST] The Bangkok Criminal Court sentenced 84 members of Thailand's People's Alliance for Democracy Network (PAD) [party website, in Thai; BBC Backgrounder], known as the "yellow shirt" movement, to between six and 30 months in prison Thursday for their roles in a 2008 invasion of a Thai television station. The … [read more]

[JURIST] A former Chinese corruption official was executed on Thursday for accepting more than 4.7 million USD in bribes. Zeng Jinchun, a chief inspector for the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) [official website] in the central province of Hunan, accepted bribes in return for mining contracts and job promotions … [read more]

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