Legal news from Tuesday, September 22, 2009
15:09 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] Tuesday seeking information related to the treatment of prisoners at the US detention facility at Bagram Air Base [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in Afghanistan. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for [read more]

14:09 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) [advocacy websites] filed suit [complaint, PDF] Monday on behalf of two groups protesting this week's Group of 20 (G-20) Summit [official websites] in Pittsburgh, alleging that police have violated their Constitutional rights. Seeds of [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] Google's AdWords, a system that causes advertisements to be shown alongside natural search results on Google [corporate website; JURIST news archive], does not violate EU trademark law, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] said in an advisory opinion [materials; press release, PDF] Tuesday. AdWords allows advertisers, for [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] A man currently imprisoned for smuggling guns into Canada pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism charges linked to the "Toronto 18" [Toronto Star backgrounder; advocacy website] plot. Ali Mohamed Dirie's guilty plea comes less than three weeks after the first member of the group to plead guilty was sentenced [JURIST [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran [advocacy websites] on Monday called for [press release] the UN General Assembly [official website] to appoint a special envoy to investigate allegations of human rights abuses in Iran since the controversial June presidential election [JURIST news [read more]

08:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that states can sue power companies for emitting carbon dioxide, allegedly contributing to global warming [JURIST news archive]. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by eight states — California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, [read more]

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