Legal news from Sunday, July 8, 2012
14:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Wisconsin Supreme Court [official website] voted 3-3 [opinion, PDF] on Thursday not to reopen a case challenging the state's collective bargaining law because of a justice's refusal to recuse himself. The court ruled [opinion, JURIST report] in a 4-3 decision last month that the Budget Repair Bill [text, [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] Baghdad's Criminal Court has postponed [AP report] the trial of Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president Tariq al-Hashimi until a federal court rules in a pending case on whether the president and other lawmakers can be questioned by the defense as witnesses, according to a lawyer for al-Hashimi. The trial [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] French President Francois Hollande [official website, in French] announced on Saturday that he plans a new law that would make it a crime to deny the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 was a genocide. The Coordinating Council of Armenian Organisations of France (CCAF) [advocacy website], [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The leaders of six West African nations urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] to investigate war crimes in Mali [JURIST news archive] at a crisis summit on Saturday. Malian soldiers took control of the government [JURIST report] and suspended the constitution in March, and the [read more]

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