Legal news from Friday, March 9, 2012

[JURIST] United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron [official profile; BBC profile] spoke on new plans to reform the nation's adoption process, basing it on speed rather than ethnicity. Currently, white children are three times more likely to be adopted than minority children because of the United Kingdom's standard of making … [read more]

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] expressed his support [BBC news report] on Thursday for a campaign by Invisible Children [advocacy website] to capture alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. However, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] cautioned [press … [read more]

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] ruled [memorandum and order, PDF] Thursday that New York City may be liable for up to $128 million in backpay to minorities who took the New York Fire Department (NYFD) [official website] … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Mississippi [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-3 on Thursday that the pardons of nearly 200 people by Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS) were valid, despite a challenge by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood [official websites]. Barbour pardoned 198 people before the end of his second term … [read more]

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