Legal news from Saturday, April 30, 2011

[JURIST] Utah Governor Gary Herbert [official website] announced on Friday that the state of Utah filed a complaint [statement] in the US District Court for the District of Utah [official website] against the Department of the Interior (DOI) [official website] regarding an order issued by Secretary of the Interior Ken … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Friday ruled [judgment, PDF] that Ontario's Agricultural Employees Protection Act (AEPA) [text] does not violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [text]. The AEPA denies workers the right to unionize and engage in collective bargaining. The court determined by an … [read more]

[JURIST] A US Army [official website] panel of experts on Friday declared Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] competent to stand trial for leaking a controversial classified video [YouTube video] of a 2007 US helicopter strike in Iraq and classified State Department [official website] documents on Wikileaks [website] … [read more]

[JURIST] Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] could face the death penalty if convicted of ordering attacks on protesters during the demonstrations in Egypt [JURIST news archive] early this year. Egypt's Justice Minister Mohammed al-Gindi told [AP report] al-Ahram weekly [official website] that Mubarak would … [read more]

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