Legal news from Saturday, November 7, 2009
15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Friday that Italy is not bound by last week's European Court of Human Rights (EHCR) [official website] ruling [judgment, in French; JURIST report] that displaying crucifixes in a public school classroom violates the European Convention on Human Rights [text, PDF]. Berlusconi's remarks were [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] Federal authorities have filed charges [press release] against 14 people in connection with insider trading at the hedge fund company Galleon Group [corporate website], weeks after the arrest [JURIST report] of the company's founder. An investigation by the FBI allegedly revealed more than $20 million in illegal profits and [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court [official website] of Taiwan ruled Friday that a law penalizing prostitutes and not their clients is unconstitutional because it undermines equality under the country's constitution [text]. The Social Order and Maintenance Act will have to be amended to meet constitutional fairness requirements, but will remain in [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] Iranian officials covered up the sexual assault of detainees held after the disputed June 12 presidential election [JURIST news archive], Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said Friday. HRW documented [AP report] the rape and sexual assault of three protesters at the hands of Iranian security personnel, including one [read more]

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