Legal news from Sunday, September 25, 2011

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Sunday called on Yemen to end ongoing violence [press release] related to attacks on unarmed, peaceful protestors and urged the nation to comply with international law. Ambassador Nawaf Salam of Lebanon, on behalf of the 15 Security Council member nations, advised Yemen … [read more]

[JURIST] Libyan leaders, including National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website] Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil [BBC profile], met Sunday to begin a discussion regarding the formation of the country's interim government. During the meeting, which is set to last three days, the leaders are expected to work out the details of … [read more]

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] on Friday voted 249-169 [roll call vote] to pass a bill [HR 2401 materials] that would effectively block a number of broad regulations aimed at reducing emissions. The Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act 2011 [text, PDF] would … [read more]

[JURIST] Former Pennsylvania Judge Michael Conahan, 59, was sentenced on Friday to 17 and a half years in federal prison for his involvement in a juvenile sentencing scandal [JURIST news archive]. Conahan appeared in a federal courtroom [WSJ report] at the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania … [read more]

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