Legal news from Saturday, July 31, 2010
12:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Trade Representative [official website] Ambassador Ron Kirk [official profile] announced Friday that the US will file a case against Guatemala [press release] for labor rights violations. The case, filed under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) [text], will be the first time the US has [read more]

12:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Constitutional Council [official website], France's highest constitutional authority, ruled Friday that French police may no longer hold suspects for 48 hours without telling them their rights or bringing charges. Since President Nicolas Sarkozy's [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] came to power in 2007 the number of people in [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] Friday denied [order, PDF] the state of Arizona's request for an expedited appeal to lift the preliminary injunction issued Wednesday against several provisions of a controversial immigration law [SB 1070 materials; JURIST news archive]. The court set a [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission [government website] announced Thursday that it has charged Citigroup Inc. [official website] with misleading investors about the company's exposure to sub-prime mortgage-related assets and settled with the company [press release; litigation release] for $75 million. The SEC alleged [complaint, PDF] that Citigroup "repeatedly [read more]

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