Legal news from Sunday, September 28, 2008
17:09 EDT

[JURIST] The 2500-member People's Council of Turkmenistan Friday adopted a new constitution for Turkmenistan [official website; CIA backgrounder] envisioning a new multi-party political process and providing for limits on presidential power two years after the death of longtime autocrat Saparmurat Niyazov [BBC profile]. Turkmen leaders are hopeful that the changes [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] More than 30 US pastors planned to preach about the "moral qualifications" of political candidates [news release] Sunday, challenging federal tax laws [IRS backgrounder] that prohibit tax-exempt entities from engaging in political campaigns. The conservative Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) [advocacy website] recruited the pastors as part of its Pulpit [read more]

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