Legal news from Wednesday, September 7, 2011
15:09 EDT

[JURIST] Germany's Federal Constitutional Court [official website, in German] on Tuesday rejected as unfounded three constitutional complaints against German and European legal instruments and other measures in connection with both the European Monetary Union rescue package and the financial aid package for Greece. The high court ruled [press release] that [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] the 2010 denial of petition for a writ of habeas corpus [Cornell LII backgrounder] for Guantanamo [JURIST news archive] detainee Shawali Khan [NYT profile]. Khan is an Afghan citizen who, at [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ordered [opinion, PDF] the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] to disclose docket information of certain cases in which the DOJ used cell phone location data to track criminal suspects. The suit was filed [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Wednesday criticized Sri Lanka's investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during its 26-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [JURIST news archive] and urged the UN to conduct an independent investigation [report, PDF] to ensure justice for the [read more]

08:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] Tuesday that House Bill 2013 [text, PDF], a law rescinding health benefits for same-sex couples in the public sector, is in violation of the equal protection clause of the Constitution. The ruling upholds an injunction [read more]

07:09 EDT

[JURIST] The California Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday heard oral arguments [case backgrounder] on whether intervening advocacy groups can defend Proposition 8 [text; JURIST news archive] in court, in response to a certified question [order, PDF; JURIST report] by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official [read more]

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