Legal news from Wednesday, July 15, 2009
14:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] nominee Sonia Sotomayor [WH profile; JURIST news archive] told the US Senate [official website] during confirmation hearings [materials] on Wednesday said that she has rejected personal bias and "ruled according to the law" in abortion-related cases. During questioning by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) [official [read more]

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[JURIST] Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin [official website, in Russian] urged lawmakers Tuesday to pass an antitrust bill [text, PDF, in Russian; part 2; part 3] that would impose criminal penalties for unfair competition. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service [official website, in Russian] said that the current law is too vague [read more]

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[JURIST] Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende [official profile] said Tuesday that the Netherlands would be willing to consider accepting Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees, despite earlier statements to the contrary. Meeting with US President Barack Obama [official website] in Washington, DC, Balkenende said that his country might accept [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] is engaging in more vigorous enforcement of its rules and policies [testimony] in order to address the financial crisis and improve investor protection, Chairman Mary Schapiro [official profile] testified before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee [official website] on Capital [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The number of deaths during post-election protests in Tehran exceeds government reports [press release], the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) [advocacy website] reported Wednesday. The rights group claims that at least 34 demonstrators died on June 20, contrary to government reports of 11 deaths on that [read more]

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[JURIST] The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) [official website] reported on Wednesday that pirate attacks around the globe have doubled [press release] in the first half of 2009. The bulk of the upsurge has come from increased activity in the Gulf of Aden and Somali coastal waters, where 130 incidents occurred [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ordered new arguments [PDF] in the case of convicted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The court is rehearing the case due to the retirement of Chief Judge Karen Williams, who heard oral arguments [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Tuesday dissolved [opinion, PDF] an injunction that had previously barred the enforcement of a controversial abortion notification law in Illinois. Having been the subject of numerous court challenges, the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 [text] [read more]

07:07 EDT

[JURIST] The prosecution in the trial of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo concluded its case [release] on Tuesday after presenting 22 weeks of testimony. The trial, occurring at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] at The Hague, began in January [Guardian report], nearly three years after ICC prosecutors [read more]

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[JURIST] The Lithuanian parliament [official website] on Tuesday approved a bill that would prohibit children from being exposed to information on a number of topics, including homosexuality. The parliament overrode the veto of former president Valdas Adamkus, who had rejected an earlier vote by the parliament [Baltic Times] to pass [read more]

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