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Legal news from Sunday, June 26, 2011

[JURIST] Israel issued a warning to the international media on Sunday, threatening deportation and a 10-year ban from the country for any foreign journalist caught on board an aid flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Government Press Office [official website] issued a letter to foreign journalists [AP report] … [read more]

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana [official website] on Friday granted a preliminary injunction [text, PDF] against a state law [HEA 1210, text] that would block Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) [official website] and other organizations providing abortion services. The decision handed … [read more]

[JURIST] Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) [official website] on Friday signed into law [AP report] two bills that affect the procedures surrounding a woman's ability to receive an abortion [JURIST news archive] within the state. The first, HB 1127 [text, PDF], requires that an ultrasound be performed prior to an … [read more]

[JURIST] An appeals panel for the US Court of Military Commission Review [official website] on Friday upheld the conviction [ruling, PDF] of former Osama Bin Laden [JURIST news archive] driver and Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee, Salim Ahmed Hamdan [DOD materials; JURIST news archive]. The panel, which decided to … [read more]

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