Legal news from Tuesday, April 23, 2013

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] agreed [order, PDF] Tuesday to an en banc review of its January decision vacating the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Monday lifted [order, PDF] a stay of execution for Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill [JURIST news archive]. The appeals court halted the execution [JURIST report] in February to allow time to consider whether a federal court … [read more]

[JURIST] France's Parliament approved a measure [press release, in French] Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. The bill [materials, in French] was passed in the National Assembly [official website, in French] by a 331 to 225 margin following last week's approval [JURIST report] by the Senate … [read more]

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (RCC) [official website] ruled Monday that Russian citizens have the right to challenge parliamentary election results in court within the particular constituency where they originally cast their votes. Last May Russia's Human Rights Ombudsmen [backgrounder], Vladimir Lukin [official profile] filed a complaint … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments Monday in two cases [JURIST report]. In Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International [transcript, PDF] the court considered the only First Amendment [text] case this term, on whether the US Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari in one new case [order list, PDF] on Monday. In DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman [cert. petition, PDF; docket] the court will consider "whether it violates due process for a court to exercise general personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation based solely … [read more]

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