Legal news from Saturday, November 14, 2009
12:11 EDT

[JURIST] French National Assembly representative Andre Gerin [official websites, in French] said Friday that the country will formally oppose the wearing of burqas [JURIST news archive], but is unlikely to pursue legislation [press release, in French] to ban the garment. Gerin is the head of a special commission [materials, in [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction [official website] director Terry Collins announced [press release] Friday that the state would adopt a single-drug lethal injection protocol, replacing its current three-drug method. The state undertook a review of its lethal injection practices in September after the planed execution of inmate Romell [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [official website] announced Friday that the Obama administration will push for immigration reform [press release] legislation early next year. Speaking at the Center for American Progress (CAP) [advocacy website], DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano [official profile] announced that the proposed legislation would be [read more]

08:11 EDT

[JURIST] Former US congressman William Jefferson (D-LA) [official profile] was sentenced [press release] Friday to 13 years in prison on 11 counts of bribery and corruption. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] found that Jefferson solicited bribes between 2000 and 2005 while serving in [read more]

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