Legal news from Tuesday, May 10, 2011

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday heard oral arguments [court schedule, PDF] on the constitutionality of the health care reform law [HR 3590 text; JURIST news archive] in two cases challenging the law. Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius … [read more]

[JURIST] Lawyers for accused USS Cole [JURIST news archive] bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri [NYT profile] said Tuesday that they have filed suit [press release; case materials] against Poland in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] over his alleged torture at a secret CIA prison [JURIST news archive] … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday convicted the country's former tourism minister, Zoheir Garranah, for corruption and sentenced him to five years in prison. Garranah was found to have sold public land in the Red Sea province below market value to two businessmen. The two businessmen were also found … [read more]

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) [advocacy websites] on Monday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] to uphold [brief, PDF] a lower court ruling that blocked an Oklahoma constitutional amendment banning courts from considering international or … [read more]

[JURIST] Arizona state officials said Monday the state will go directly to the US Supreme Court [official website] to lift the injunction preventing the state from enforcing its controversial immigration law [SB 1070 materials; JURIST news archive]. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) [official website] and Attorney General Tom Horne [official … [read more]

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