Legal news from Sunday, January 20, 2008
15:01 EDT

[JURIST] A Turkish court has reordered telecom providers in the country to block access to popular video-sharing website YouTube [corporate website]. Reports surfacing in the Turkish media on Sunday suggest that the ban, originally reimposed Thursday, was a response to video clips insulting the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile] has approved changes to the country's restrictive Public Order and Security Act [PDF text] ahead of upcoming presidential elections, Zimbabwean state media reported Saturday. The law formerly prohibited public political gatherings without prior police approval and if police turned down a party's application [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistani police have arrested two suspects in connection with the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], officials said on Saturday. Aitzaz Shah and Sher Zaman were detained in the town of Dera Ismail Khan on the Afghan border, and were found in possession [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] on Friday cited executive privilege in denying congressional requests for certain documents relating to the agency's decision to deny California a waiver [JURIST report] from new auto-emissions standards. The waiver would have allowed California and 16 other states following its lead [read more]

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