Legal news from Sunday, May 6, 2012

[JURIST] The Constitutional Council of the French Republic [official website, in French] on Friday ruled [decision; press release, both in French] that the country's sexual harassment law was unconstitutionally vague. In its decision, the council determined that since Article 222-33 [text, in French] of the French penal code does not … [read more]

[JURIST] Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) [official website] Irena Bokova on Friday urged [press release] Mexican authorities to do everything in their power to solve the murders of three Mexican journalists discovered last week in Veracruz. Bokova found it "deeply disturbing" and sad that … [read more]

[JURIST] The Connecticut Senate on Saturday passed HB 5389 [text, PDF], which will allow citizens to obtain marijuana for medical use under certain conditions. The law will make Connecticut the 17th state to allow sale of marijuana for medical use. Opponents of the law are concerned that people who do … [read more]

[JURIST] Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and four of his alleged co-conspirators were arraigned on Saturday at a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay for their involvement in the 9/11 attacks [JURIST backgrounders]. The hearing was prolonged by numerous interruptions from the defendants [AP report]. The defendants face … [read more]

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