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20:12 EDT

[JURIST] Russian president Dmitry Medvedev Thursday signed anti-corruption legislation [press release] passed by the country's parliament earlier this month. Medvedev has pushed anti-corruption reforms since taking office [JURIST report] in May. The new law imposes income reporting requirements on persons holding public office [RIA Novosti report], restricts gifts and makes [read more]

14:12 EDT

[JURIST] The UN General Assembly [official website] Wednesday adopted a resolution [press release] criticizing human rights violations in Myanmar [JURIST news archive]. The resolution also called for the release of political prisoners, and expressed dissatisfaction with the country's transition to democracy, which, it alleges, has lacked transparency and fairness. An [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] Wednesday upheld [opinion, PDF] a district court ruling that two Kentucky statutes regulating interstate wine sales were unconstitutional. The Sixth Circuit agreed that KRS 243.155 and KRS 244.165 [texts], requiring out-of-state wine to be purchased in-person, were discriminatory [read more]

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