Legal news from Saturday, June 25, 2011

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court Southern District of Indiana [official website] on Friday issued a preliminary injunction [text, PDF] against two provisions of a controversial Indiana immigration law [SEA 590 text]. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] filed a class action lawsuit [JURIST report] in … [read more]

[JURIST] Tunisia on Friday acceded [press release] to the Rome Statute [text] of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website], which is now set to become effective in the country on September 1, 2011. EU High Representative Catherine Ashton [official profile] commended the move, noting the positive effects that ratification … [read more]

[JURIST] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) [official website] on Friday signed legislation [A8354-2011 materials] allowing same-sex couples to marry in the state. The New York State Senate [official website] had passed the Marriage Equality Act 33-29 earlier that day following weeks of negotiations. The act eliminates any legal distinctions … [read more]

[JURIST] The European Council [official website] on Friday agreed [meeting report, PDF] to grant Croatia [EC materials] EU membership following six years of accession negotiations. The decision calls for negotiations to close [press release] by the end of the month and the accession treaty to be signed by year's end, … [read more]

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