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Legal news from Tuesday, August 19, 2008
14:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Monday that those placed on the government's "no-fly list" can challenge their inclusion on the list in federal district courts. The issue came before the court in a case brought by a woman on the list, [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive] has moved to replace the judges [order designating judges, PDF] at his upcoming war crimes trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website], according to documents released on Tuesday. Karadzic argues that presiding [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] US Senate Judiciary Committee leaders Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) [official websites] sent a letter [PDF text; press release] to Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday, calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to postpone implementation of new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official websites] guidelines until Congress has [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] The United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) signed an agreement on Monday detailing the upcoming power transfer in Kosovo [JURIST news archive], which will mean new responsibilities for the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) [official websites]. The memorandum covers EULEX's duties regarding judicial, policing and other operations. [read more]

12:08 EDT

[JURIST] Russian officials on Monday confirmed that the nation will file a complaint against Georgia with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and said that the government is considering filing another complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official websites]. The filings would be related to war crimes allegedly committed [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of California [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Monday that gay and lesbian patients cannot be denied medical treatment because of doctors' religious beliefs. The issue came before the court in a case where a lesbian couple who were denied an artificial insemination procedure by a clinic [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistan's ruling coalition on Tuesday failed to reach an agreement on reinstating the judges who were ousted last year by President Pervez Musharraf [official website; JURIST news archive]. Officials had originally projected that a plan would be established Tuesday for restoring the judges within the next few days, and [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) [official website] on Monday called on Russia to take action against growing instances of ethnic violence and Neo-Nazi activity within its borders. CERD said that Chechens, Roma, and other ethnic and religious minorities are the most common victims and [read more]

09:08 EDT

[JURIST] The government of Peru on Monday instituted a state of emergency [Peruvian Times report] in the northern region of the country, banning public gatherings, limiting travel, and increasing police presence for 30 days. The measure comes in response to large protests held by indigenous groups who oppose a new [read more]

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