Legal news from Saturday, February 18, 2012

[JURIST] New Jersey Governor Chris Christie [official website] conditionally vetoed [statement, PDF] a bill legalizing same-sex marriage [Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, PDF] and called for a voter referendum to decide the issue, rather than the state legislature [official website]. In his veto statement, Christie defended the legal importance … [read more]

[JURIST] A New Delhi court on Saturday confirmed the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) [official website] charges against US citizen David Headley and eight others, including Canadian citizen Tahawwur Rana, for their roles in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The agency accused [press release, PDF] … [read more]

[JURIST] The Maryland House of Delegates [official website] on Friday passed a bill [HB 438 text] that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry within the state. The bill passed by a 72 to 67 vote and is set to move on to the Senate [WP report], where it must … [read more]

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