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Legal news from Sunday, August 28, 2011

[JURIST] Cole County Circuit Court of Missouri [official website] issued a preliminary injunction [order, PDF] on Wednesday enjoining the State of Missouri [official website] from implementing Missouri Revised Statutes § 162.069.4 [text, PDF], which prevents students and teachers from communicating through social networking sites that cannot be accessed by school … [read more]

[JURIST] China's National People's Congress (NPC) [official website] on Friday adopted an interpretation of certain articles of the Basic Law [text] of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [official website], removing lawsuits against sovereign nations from the jurisdiction of Hong Kong courts. The Standing Committee [official website] of the NPC … [read more]

[JURIST] The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit [official website] Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that there is a clearly-established First Amendment [Cornell LII backgrounder] right to film police officers performing their duties in a public space. The case stems from a 2007 incident, when police officers arrested … [read more]

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website] Friday ruled on motions to dismiss made by British Petroleum (BP) [corporate website] and other defendants in litigation [materials] over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Among other issues, Judge Carl Barbier ruled … [read more]

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