Legal news from Sunday, February 20, 2011
14:02 EDT

[JURIST] Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi [NYT profile; JURIST news archive] called Sunday for his own trial to be set up in a public court. In an open letter to the head of the Supreme Judicial System of Iran [GlobaLex backgrounder], Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani [official website, in Farsi], posted on [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Utah House of Representatives [official website] on Friday approved an Arizona-style immigration law by a 58-15 majority vote. Sponsored by Representative Stephen Sandstrom (R) [official profile], the controversial bill [HB 70 text, PDF] had been amended several times [Salt Lake Tribune report] before going up for a vote. [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Wyoming Senate [official website] on Friday approved a bill [text, PDF], that would void in Wyoming any same-sex marriages and civil unions [JURIST news archive] performed in other jurisdictions. Although House Bill 74, Validity of Marriage, passed with a vote of 16-14, the Senate amended [text of amendments] [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi [official website, in Italian; JURIST news archive] pledged Saturday to reform the country's judicial system, days after it was announced that he will stand trial for charges of underage prostitution [JURIST report]. Calling himself the "most persecuted man in the history of the justice [read more]

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