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Legal news from Saturday, January 14, 2012

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] underscored his commitment to Lebanon's security and sovereignty [press release; transcript] on Friday. Ban Ki-moon stated: "This is a critical moment in the region. It is a time for meaningful change; time to stop the violence and end injustice; time to give people … [read more]

[JURIST] Judge Claudia Wilken of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] ruled on Friday that California prison officials have failed to protect disabled parolees by not providing them wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices. She stated that prison officials have failed to comply with … [read more]

[JURIST] Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) [official website] announced [press release] Saturday that the US House of Representatives [official website] will postpone hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) [text, PDF], a day after the bill's main sponsor Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) [official website] agreed to remove the highly contested … [read more]

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