Legal news from Friday, April 27, 2012

[JURIST] A judge for the the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website] on Thursday blocked an executive order that mandates Florida state government agencies provide pre-employment drug screening for all prospective employees and provide for random drug testing of all current agency employees regardless of … [read more]

[JURIST] Rwanda's Supreme Court [official website] on Friday rejected an appeal by opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda, who was charged under the country's anti-genocide ideology laws. Ntaganda, a former leader of the country's PS-Imberakuri [party website] party, was arrested in July 2010 and convicted in February 2011 of endangering national security, … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Thursday denied a request [opinion, PDF] to release photos of Osama Bin Laden [JURIST news archive] taken shortly after his death last year. Nonprofit organization Justice Watch [advocacy website] filed a complaint [text, PDF] … [read more]

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] voted 248-168 [roll call] Thursday to approve a controversial cybersecurity bill that would allow private companies and the federal government to exchange private security information, despite the threat of a presidential veto. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) [HR 3523 … [read more]

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] expressed concern on Friday about threats to rule of law [press release] in Papua New Guinea. Since August 2011 there has been a battle for leadership and the legitimacy of the Prime Minister has been called into question. Pillay's … [read more]

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) [advocacy websites] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] Thursday alleging that US Border Patrol [official website] agents are routinely stopping vehicles to check the immigration status of Latinos without legal justification. The class … [read more]

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