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Legal news from Saturday, February 7, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano Friday refused to sign an Italian government decree intended to stop the father of Eluana Englaro, who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years, from removing her feeding tube. Napolitano said the measure was unconstitutional because it would effectively overrule last year's decision by the country's …

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by Steve Czajkowski

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noticeably irritated Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at a joint news conference held in Moscow Friday when Barroso commented on apparent human rights violations in Russia. Barroso's comments on talks that had taken place earlier with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev about the …

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