Legal news from Tuesday, August 16, 2011

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Tuesday filed a complaint [text, PDF] in federal court seeking to block a new Louisiana law [HB 55, R.S. §14:91.5 text, PDF] that limits Internet use for registered sex offenders [JURIST news archive]. The ACLU contends that the … [read more]

[JURIST] Philippine President Benigno Aquino III [official website] on Tuesday urged lawmakers to enhance a controversial anti-terror law by removing provisions that deter authorities from using the law. The Human Security Act (HSA) [text, PDF], signed [JURIST report] in 2007 by then-president Gloria Arroyo, authorizes the 72-hour detention of suspects … [read more]

[JURIST] The Michigan House of Representatives [official website] on Monday introduced a bill [HB 4769 text, PDF] that would ban Sharia law and other laws deemed "foreign." The bill, introduced by Representative Dave Agema (R), seeks to limit the enforcement and application of "foreign laws that would impair constitutional rights." … [read more]

[JURIST] Sixteen Hungarian churches have appealed to the country's Constitutional Court [official website, in Hungarian] seeking to block a controversial church law that purportedly violates the separation of church and state. The "Law on the Right to Freedom of Conscience and Religion, and on Churches, Religions and Religious Community," passed … [read more]

[JURIST] Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens [official website] filed an appeal [text, PDF] Monday in the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] seeking to overturn a recent injunction [JURIST report] of a controversial immigration law [HB 87 text]. A judge from the US District Court for … [read more]

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