Legal news from Tuesday, July 2, 2013

[JURIST] The Egyptian Court of Cassation on Tuesday ordered President Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to reinstate Abdel Meguid Mahmoud to his post as prosecutor-general (PG). Morsi appointed Talaat Abdallah as PG in November, pursuant to a controversial constitutional declaration which dismissed and replaced the Mubarak-era PG Mahmoud … [read more]

[JURIST] A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court on Tuesday gave sentences of up to 15 years in prison to 69 out of 94 people on trial for planning an Islamist coup. The group of defendants includes unnamed doctors, academics, lawyers and other professionals arrested over the past year for allegedly … [read more]

[JURIST] Ohio Governor John Kasich [official website] signed new abortion restrictions into law Sunday night as part of the state's budget [press release, PDF]. The provisions will require ultrasounds for anyone seeking an abortion, make it more difficult for family planning services to obtain funding, and limit the ability of … [read more]

[JURIST] A Bahraini high criminal court on Monday acquitted two police officers on trial for the torture of six Shiite doctors during the uprising against the Sunni regime in 2011. The Grand Criminal Court's Third Chamber acquitted the two officers of all charges due to the lack of adequate evidence … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Monday affirmed [opinion, PDF] the 2011 convictions and sentences of three former Wall Street traders who were charged in a broad crackdown on insider trading which has led to charges against 81 people since October 2009. The … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Monday overturned [opinion, PDF] a lower court decision that had allowed authors challenging Google's digital books project to sue as a group [JURIST report]. Google has scanned more than 20 million books after partnering in 2004 with … [read more]

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