Legal news from Saturday, October 6, 2012
15:10 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] held a hearing on Friday at the request of Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPA) [advocacy website] to determine whether, under an Arizona law [text, PDF] prohibiting state funding to facilities that perform abortions, such facilities will [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] A registered sex offender filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of California [official website] last week challenging ordinances in four Orange County cities that ban registered sex offenders from city-owned parks, campgrounds and other recreational areas where children may gather. The city ordinances were [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] A three-judge panel in Vatican City on Saturday sentenced the former butler of Pope Benedict XVI [official website] to eighteen months in prison for leaking confidential papal documents. Paolo Gabriele was convicted on charges of theft for stealing confidential papers from the Vatican [Al Jazeera report], photocopying them and [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Friday sentenced the ex-superintendent of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) [official websites] to three and a half years in prison for manipulating state standardized test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms. Judge David Briones sentenced [read more]

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