September 2, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday called for former US president George W. Bush and former UK prime minister Tony Blair to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their roles in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Tutu argues thatThe immorality of the United States and ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday introduced a draft bill aimed at liberalizing the country's labor laws. The bill was introduced in the Congress of Mexico by Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, and it seeks to improve the transparency of Mexico's trade unions and make labor regulations ...[read more]
August 30, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
The Supreme Court of Chile on Wednesday rejected a plan to build a thermoelectric power plant in the Atacama region of the country, citing concern about potential pollution. The high court rejected the plan, overturning the environmental license of the Central Castilla thermal power plant, a joint ...[read more]
August 30, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma on Monday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the US Border Patrol alleging that agents are routinely stopping vehicles to check the immigration status of Latinos without legal justification. The American ...[read more]
August 25, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Friday signed a resolution describing South Korea's control of islands in the Sea of Japan as an "illegal occupation." The resolution also calls for South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak to apologize and renounce comments he made during an August 15 surprise ...[read more]
August 25, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Friday that Samsung Electronics violated several smartphone and tablet technology related patents held by Apple, awarding $1.05 billion in damages. The dispute covers everything from the shape and design of the ...[read more]
August 5, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A judge in the Washington County Circuit Court of Oregon ruled Friday that a death row inmate is not required to accept clemency granted to him by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. Last December, Kitzhaber granted clemency to convicted murderer Gary Haugen after Haugen voluntarily waived all ...[read more]
August 5, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday appealed a federal judge's order blocking the enforcement of provisions of the state's voter registration laws. Abbott asked the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to stay the order blocking enforcement of the law arguing that it will cause ...[read more]
August 4, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday struck down a portion of an Ohio law that prohibited doctors who treat Medicaid patients from contributing to the political campaigns of candidates for state attorney general or county prosecutor. The Sixth Circuit ruled that the law was an ...[read more]
August 4, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A Kansas judge on Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state's new abortion clinic regulations after state officials asked that they be upheld without a trial. The state argued that they have a rational reason for enacting the new regulations in that they were put in place to ...[read more]

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