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Legal news from Saturday, August 7, 2010
16:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday refused to block the military trial of Canadian Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive]. The Supreme Court issued a one-line order denying the Khadr's petition for a stay. The order had no noted dissents [read more]

15:08 EDT

[JURIST] California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Attorney General Jerry Brown and others filed motions [AG brief, text] Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] opposing a request to stay the court's recent decision [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] enjoining the enforcement of Proposition 8, the [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that prolonged use of global positioning systems (GPS) to monitor suspects' vehicles violates the Fourth Amendment [text] protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. The appellate court found that there exists a reasonable [read more]

12:08 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Friday urged the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) [official website] to stop segregating HIV-positive inmates [press release]. HRW claims the policy promotes stigma and discrimination because HIV-positive prisoners are housed in a separate maximum security facility, regardless of their sentence, and [read more]

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