Legal news from Monday, June 13, 2011
15:06 EDT

[JURIST] The UN on Monday expressed concern [press release] over violence in Syria and urged the Syrian government to stop using force against protesters. Nearly 1,200 people have been killed and 10,000 displaced since protests erupted in February. UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos [official profile] urged [statement] [read more]

14:06 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website, JURIST news archive] Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] in Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan [Cornell LII backgrounder] that a Nevada ethics law that requiring government officials to recuse themselves from votes where they have a conflict of interest is constitutional. The Nevada Ethics [read more]

14:06 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in Janus Capital Group v. First Derivative Traders [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that a service provider cannot be held primarily liable in a private securities fraud suit for aiding and participating in another [read more]

12:06 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website, JURIST news archive] Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation [Cornell LII backgrounder] that in a trust relationship between the government and a Native American tribe the government does not have to release confidential communications with its attorney under [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a lower court decision in Flores-Villar v. United States [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] upholding a gender-based distinction in two former sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Justice Elena Kagan took no part [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi [JURIST news archive] called Monday on the international community to help improve workers' rights [transcript], during an address to the International Labor Organization (ILO) [official website] at its annual conference. She said that the creation of the people's network [AP report] in [read more]

09:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Pakistan Supreme Court [official website] on Monday ordered the Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan to try six paramilitary forces in the shooting death of an unarmed man under the Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Ordinance of 1999 [text]. On Friday, several paramilitary soldiers opened fire [JURIST report] on an unarmed, 17-year-old man [read more]

08:06 EDT

[JURIST] The World Justice Project [official website] on Monday released its second annual report [text, PDF] ranking countries by their adherence to the rule of law. The Rule of Law Index (RLI) [report backgrounder] is a tool by which the international legal community evaluates whether government officials are held accountable [read more]

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.