Legal news from Saturday, October 11, 2008
11:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Portuguese Assembly of the Republic [official website, in Portuguese] on Friday voted overwhelmingly against two opposition proposals to legalize same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive]. The two proposals, introduced separately by the Left Bloc and the Green Party [party websites, in Portuguese], failed to obtain any support from the [read more]

09:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Alaskan Legislative Council [official website] on Friday released a report [PDF text] finding that Alaskan Governor and current Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin [official profile] violated the state's Executive Branch Ethics Act [PDF text] by allowing personal ill will to influence her decision to dismiss Public Safety [read more]

01:10 EDT

[JURIST] A migrant worker in China's [JURIST news archive] South Guangdong Province filed a lawsuit Friday against Chinese dairy producer Sanlu Group, the company at the heart of the tainted milk crisis [BBC report] which is blamed for four infant deaths and the sickening of more than 54,000 children. According [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence [official website] said Friday that it is investigating allegations made by two members of the US military that the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] eavesdropped on the personal conversations of members of the military and humanitarian aid workers stationed in the [read more]

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