Legal news from Saturday, October 20, 2012

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and League of Arab States Secretary-General Nabil El Araby [official websites] on Friday called on warring parties in Syria to stop violence and order a ceasefire [UN News Centre report] during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and urged international leaders to join their appeal. … [read more]

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [official website; press release] on Friday urged the government of Gambia to allow time for seven men facing execution to make the maximum use of the appellate process after the Gambia Supreme Court [official website] upheld their convictions for treason. Because the court's ruling was handed … [read more]

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] on Friday enjoined Arizona from implementing a public funding law [HB 2800, PDF] that prohibits funding for health clinics that perform abortions. Judge Neil Wake declared [Reuters report] that the law may harm women who rely on such … [read more]

[JURIST] The Vermont Supreme Court [official website] on Friday dismissed [opinion, text] a challenge to a proposed energy project to construct wind turbines in the Lowell Mountain Range. The challenge was filed by the Lowell Mountain Group [Lowell Mountains News backgrounder] and the towns of Albany and Craftsbury, and claims … [read more]

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