Legal news from Saturday, June 20, 2009
15:06 EDT

[JURIST] Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown [party profile] Saturday survived a vote of no confidence by Bermuda's lower house of parliament, the House of Assembly [official website], which was seen as an attempt to punish Brown for accepting four Uighur Guantanamo detainees [JURIST report] to the Atlantic island nation last week. [read more]

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[JURIST] A European Council [official website] summit meeting [event website] in Brussels concluded on Friday with a resolution [text, PDF] to create a new European financial supervisory and monitoring system. The new system will seek to balance the need of coordinating efforts on financial supervision, particularly in times of crisis, [read more]

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[JURIST] A three-member independent commission established by the UN to investigate the assassination [JURIST report] of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] will begin its work on July 1, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [official website] announced [text; press release] Friday. The commission, anticipated since [read more]

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[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] Friday approved four separate articles of impeachment [text, PDF] against Judge Samuel Kent [official profile; JURIST news archive] of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Kent is the first federal judge to be impeached in 20 years, and [read more]

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