Legal news from Sunday, September 9, 2007
15:09 EDT

[JURIST] Iran Sunday dismissed a ruling [JURIST report] by a US federal judge requiring Iran to compensate the families of 241 US military personnel killed in the 1983 bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut [Washington Post backgrounder], calling the ruling "baseless" and "politically motivated." On Friday, US District [read more]

15:09 EDT

[JURIST] California officials have finished notifying 2.741 paroled sex offenders [JURIST news archive] residing in California that they must move pursuant to Proposition 83 [text, PDF; JURIST news archive], a law prohibiting California sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any place where children regularly gather, such as schools [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistani security officials have detained more than 2,000 supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif [BBC profile] ahead of Sharif's return from exile, Sharif spokesperson Ahsan Iqbal said Sunday. Sharif, who has been living in exile after being deposed in a 1999 military coup led by current Pakistani President [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Bolivian Constitutional Assembly [official website, in Spanish] president Silvia Lazarte announced a month-long suspension of constitutional reform talks Friday, citing security concerns after days of violent protests by university students and other opposition members who have demanded the relocation of the Bolivian capital [LA Times report] from the city [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official website] relied on telecommunication companies to engage in national security surveillance [JURIST news archive] much broader in scope than previously acknowledged, the New York Times reported Sunday. According to documents provided by privacy rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) [advocacy [read more]

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