Legal news from Saturday, July 21, 2012

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] regulations on sulfur dioxide emissions that restrict levels to 75 parts per billion over a one-hour period. The lawsuit, brought by North Dakota, Texas and … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Hawaii [official website] on Friday dismissed human trafficking charges against six executives and other business associates. The charges relate to a 2010 indictment that alleged the defendants enticed approximately 600 Thai nationals to come to the US by … [read more]

[JURIST] Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website] on Saturday signed into law a bill that labels all non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that engage in political activity as "foreign agents" and requires them to register with the Justice Ministry before receiving any foreign funding. Opponents of this new law, which was passed … [read more]

[JURIST] A UN special committee, composed of representatives from Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Senegal, on Thursday condemned [press release] Israel's treatment of child detainees. The committee detailed law enforcement practices such as violent raids on homes without warrants, use of solitary confinement, and interrogators pressuring children to become informants. These … [read more]

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