Legal news from Monday, May 16, 2011
15:05 EDT

[JURIST] A Malaysian court ruled Monday that prosecutors have enough evidence to pursue a sodomy case against opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim [official profile; JURIST news archive]. The Kuala Lumpur High Court ruling [CNN report] forces Anwar to enter his defense to the charge that he [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-3 in Schindler Elevator Corp. v. US ex rel. Kirk [Cornell LII backgrounder, JURIST report] that a written response to a Freedom of Information Act [text; JURIST news archive] request is a "report" within the [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in CIGNA Corp v. Amara [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that a district court incorrectly ordered relief under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) [materials]. The court had been asked to determine what "showing" is required to entitle [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] 8-1 in Kentucky v. King [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that the exigent circumstances rule applies when the police do not act or threaten to act in a way that violates the Fourth Amendment [text]. [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in Minneci v. Pollard [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to decide whether to allow a cause of action against private contractors running a federal prison. The issue is whether the court should imply a cause of action [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official websites] announced Monday that he is seeking arrest warrants for Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and two others in his "inner circle" on charges of crimes against humanity. Ocampo said his office has gathered evidence [read more]

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