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Legal news from Monday, June 13, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

The UN on Monday expressed concern over violence in Syria and urged the Syrian government to stop using force against protesters. Nearly 1,200 people have been killed and 10,000 displaced since protests erupted in February. UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos urged the Syrian government to investigate the killings and praised border …

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by Zach Zagger

The US Supreme Court Monday ruled in Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan that a Nevada ethics law that requiring government officials to recuse themselves from votes where they have a conflict of interest is constitutional. The Nevada Ethics in Government Law requires government officials to recuse themselves …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in Janus Capital Group v. First Derivative Traders that a service provider cannot be held primarily liable in a private securities fraud suit for aiding and participating in another company's misstatements. Section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act …

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by Zach Zagger

The US Supreme Court Monday ruled in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation that in a trust relationship between the government and a Native American tribe the government does not have to release confidential communications with its attorney under the "fiduciary exception" to attorney-client privilege. The Jicarilla Apache Nation …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The US Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court decision in Flores-Villar v. United States upholding a gender-based distinction in two former sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Justice Elena Kagan took no part in the decision, and the court split 4-4, resulting in …

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by Zach Zagger

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called Monday on the international community to help improve workers' rights, during an address to the International Labor Organization (ILO) at its annual conference. She said that the creation of the people's network in Myanmar to address social justice and humanitarian rights shows that …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan to try six paramilitary forces in the shooting death of an unarmed man under the Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Ordinance of 1999. On Friday, several paramilitary soldiers opened fire on an unarmed, 17-year-old man in Benazir Park, then stood by as he died. The …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The World Justice Project on Monday released its second annual report ranking countries by their adherence to the rule of law. The Rule of Law Index (RLI) is a tool by which the international legal community evaluates whether government officials are held accountable under the law, whether the laws are clear and protect …

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