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Legal news from Saturday, September 1, 2007
20:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled [PDF text] Friday that the US Navy can use high-powered sonar in training exercises off the California coast, granting the Navy's request to for a stay on an injunction granted by a lower court while the Navy appeals that [read more]

14:09 EDT

[JURIST] A California-based federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the application of new US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [official website] rules [PDF text] designed to make it harder for illegal immigrants to obtain US employment. Under the get-tough rules, announced [JURIST report; DHS transcript] in August [read more]

12:09 EDT

[JURIST] Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan [IHT backgrounder] told the country's parliament Friday that his government will draft a new constitution that would more effectively protect individual rights in accordance with international standards. Erdogan was laying out his program for the next five years in the aftermath of the [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) [advocacy website] has filed a lawsuit challenging Louisiana's efforts to remove people from the state's voting list because they have registered in other states following Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive]. In its lawsuit, filed Thursday, the NAACP argues that [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] A new one-page US military report obtained by the Associated Press shows that despite a decline in the number of prisoners held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], "mass disturbances" by inmates have risen substantially thusfar in 2007, increasing over 90% from 201 in [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] A convention convened by the government of Myanmar [JURIST news archive] to establish guidelines for the eventual drafting of a new national constitution [JURIST news archive] completed work at its final session [JURIST report] Friday as international pressure increased for the government to release demonstrators [JURIST report] arrested last [read more]

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