Legal news from Monday, August 4, 2008
17:08 EDT

[JURIST] Florida House of Representatives [official website] Speaker Marco Rubio [official website] announced on Monday that the House will join the state of Florida in defending a challenge to a law [CS/CS/SB 1310 materials] requiring travel agencies booking flights to Cuba to post a bond ten times greater than that [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that a former Temple University [official website] sexual harassment policy was unconstitutionally broad and violated the freedom of expression of graduate student Christian DeJohn [case fact sheet, PDF]. DeJohn submitted his complaint [text, PDF] against the [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqi law makers Monday reached an agreement to temporarily divide control of Kirkuk [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] among the city's ethnic groups, as part of a compromise bill providing for provincial elections in the city. Control of Kirkuk has been major point of contention, with Kurdish members of the country's parliament [read more]

12:08 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the Supreme Court of the Philippines [official website] Monday enjoined [ruling, PDF] government agents from signing a peace agreement with rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) [group website; BBC backgrounder], which would have granted expanded boundaries to the country's southern Autonomous Region in Muslim [read more]

10:08 EDT

JURIST] Serbian President Boris Tadic [official website] said on Sunday that the country will fully cooperate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] to find and arrest Ratko Mladic [ICTY materials, PDF; amended indictment, PDF] and Goran Hadzic [ICTY materials, PDF; indictment, PDF], two war crimes suspects [read more]

09:08 EDT

[JURIST] US Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) [official websites] have introduced a bill [S. 3401 summary, PDF; press release] designed to establish a procedure for all habeas corpus petitions made by Guantanamo detainees. The Enemy Combatant Detention Review Act of 2008 responds to recently raised concerns by [read more]

09:08 EDT

[JURIST] JURIST and University of Pittsburgh School of Law Dean Mary Crossley invite JURIST readers in New York City to join us Friday, August 8 at 5 PM at The Paley Center (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio], 25 West 52nd St., for a reception held in conjunction with [read more]

08:08 EDT

[JURIST] US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher [official profile] Sunday called [statement text] on the government of Sri Lanka [JURIST news archive] to provide better human rights protections [2008 DOS human rights report] as it fights separatist rebels from the Liberation Tigers of [read more]

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