Legal news from Saturday, August 15, 2009
17:08 EDT

[JURIST] American citizen John Yettaw, sentenced for swimming to and staying in the home of Myanmar opposition pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], is expected to be released on Sunday, according to an announcement on Saturday following a closed meeting between US Senator Jim Webb [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court and the constitution were the focus of discussion Friday afternoon at the Netroots Nation [advocacy group] progressives conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Blogger Christy Hardin Smith [FireDogLake archive] began the session by giving her opinion that the Supreme Court is something Americans should pay more attention [read more]

09:08 EDT

[JURIST] Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Gordon Wetherell [official profile] issued an order [TCI press release] Friday suspending the British Overseas Territory's constitution [PDF text] and submitting to direct rule by the UK after being directed to do so by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) [read more]

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