Legal news from Saturday, June 18, 2011

[JURIST] The North Carolina House of Representatives [official website] on Saturday voted 67-45 to pass a bill [HB 36 text, PDF; materials] requiring all employers with 25 or more employees to check the immigration status of their hires using the E-Verify [official website] system. The bill would take full effect … [read more]

[JURIST] Missouri Governor Jay Nixon [official website] vetoed legislation [SB 3 text, PDF; materials] on Friday that would have required individuals to present government-issued photo ID cards [JURIST news archive] at the voting booth. Proponents of the legislation argued [St. Louis Times report] that it is necessary to protect against … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday urged the court to grant an injunction [brief, PDF] to stop the enforcement of an Indiana abortion law [HB 1210], which seeks to deny Medicaid funding to organizations that provide abortion services. The DOJ filed the brief in the … [read more]

[JURIST] King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Friday announced changes to the constitution [speech text, video] which would transfer some of the political power held by the king to elected officials. The proposed changes would instill more authority in the country's prime minister, who would be given the power to … [read more]

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