Legal news from Saturday, July 20, 2013

[JURIST] Judge Joe Heaton of the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma [official website] on Friday granted Hobby Lobby [corporate website] a temporary exemption [order, PDF] from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text; JURIST backgrounder] provision requiring carriers to offer insurance coverage for birth … [read more]

[JURIST] Russian political activist and lawyer Alexei Navalny [BBC profile] was freed from jail on Friday, less than 24 hours after he was sentenced [JURIST report] to five years for embezzling 16 million rubles (USD $500,000). Navalny and his co-defendant, Petr Ofitserovon, were freed pending appeal on the condition that … [read more]

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