Legal news from Saturday, August 29, 2009
13:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced Friday that two Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees have been transferred to Portugal [press release] under an agreement between the countries. The Syrian nationals were released from the detention facility following a comprehensive review of their cases by the [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] A federal court ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that a Connecticut campaign finance law discriminated against minor party candidates in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments [text]. The state's Campaign Finance Reform Act [text], which provided public funding to candidates in elections for state offices, established a Citizens' Election [read more]

09:08 EDT

[JURIST] Mexican Director General for Protection of Mexicans Abroad Daniel Hernandez [Earlham University Profile] told a Mexico City audience Friday that discrimination against Mexicans in US has increased, specifically citing [Xinhua report] the case of Cirila Baltazar Cruz, a Mexican immigrant from Oaxaca, who lost custody [Mississippi Clarion-Ledger report] of [read more]

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