Legal news from Tuesday, October 12, 2010
15:10 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Secretary-General's special adviser on maritime piracy [JURIST news archive] Jack Lang [official profile] called Tuesday for other nations to provide assistance to Kenya in conducting piracy trials. Kenya has expressed fears that it will become a dumping-ground for pirates and allowed an agreement for conducting piracy trials [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Tuesday in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on compensation for injuries caused by childhood vaccines. The question is whether § 22(b)(1) [text] of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] Uganda's Constitutional Court [official website] on Tuesday unanimously dismissed treason charges against opposition leader Kizza Besigye [JURIST news archive] and 10 co-defendants, ruling that there was insufficient evidence and that the state had violated the defendants' rights. Besigye had been charged [JURIST report] with plotting to forcefully overthrow the [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in six cases. In the consolidated cases of Camreta v. Greene [docket; cert. petition, PDF] and Alford v. Greene [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will decide how to apply the Fourth Amendment [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Irish High Court [official website] ruled Monday that the country does not recognize any laws that would allow Internet services providers to suspend service to customers suspected of Internet piracy. The judgment was issued after the Irish recording industry attempted to have an injunction brought [Irish Times report] [read more]

09:10 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court in the District of Arizona [official website] on Friday denied [order, PDF] motions to dismiss a class action lawsuit [JURIST report] challenging the constitutionality of the controversial Arizona immigration law [SB 1070 materials; JURIST news archive]. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) [official [read more]

08:10 EDT

[JURIST] A UK court began inquests Monday into the July 2005 London transit bombings [JURIST report; JURIST news archive] that killed 52 people and injured 700 others. Lady Justice Hallett is presiding over the inquests [Guardian report] with the victims' families to determine whether each death was the result of [read more]

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