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Legal news from Tuesday, April 17, 2012

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled unanimously [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Filarsky v. Delia [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a private individual temporarily retained by the government to carry out its work is entitled to seek qualified immunity [Cornell LII backgrounder] from suit under 42 USC § 1983. Firefighter Nicholas … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled unanimously [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd v. Novo Nordisk A/S [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a generic drug manufacturer may employ the counterclaim provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act [text, PDF] to force correction of a use code that inaccurately describes the … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of the Netherlands [official website] on Tuesday approved [judgment, in Dutch] the extradition of a Dutch-Pakistani man suspected of preparing terrorist attacks on an American military base in Afghanistan in 2010. The suspect, known under Dutch privacy laws only as Sabir K., claimed that his transfer … [read more]

[JURIST] James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State [official website] in Nigeria, was convicted in a UK court on Tuesday on 10 counts of money laundering and conspiracy to commit fraud and sentenced to 13 years in prison. Ibori, who governed the oil-rich Delta State from 1999-2007, was convicted … [read more]

[JURIST] Human rights violations continue [press release] in Bahrain [BBC backgrounder] despite reforms, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] reported [text, PDF] Tuesday. After the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) [official website] released a report [JURIST report] in November concerning human rights violations committed against anti-government protesters, the Bahraini government … [read more]

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] concluded [judgment] Tuesday that the 1940 Katyn Massacre [Britannica backgrounder] of 21,000 Poles by the Soviets was a "war crime" but acknowledged that they cannot force Russia to investigate the killings further. The case was brought by 13 relatives … [read more]

[JURIST] Human rights groups including Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy websites] on Tuesday urged [press release] Council of Europe [official website] member states to reject proposed changes to the European Convention on Human Rights [text]. The proposed changes, entitled the Brighton Declaration [text, PDF], were introduced … [read more]

[JURIST] The Wisconsin Supreme Court [official website] issued an order Monday dismissing its review of two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's controversial voter ID law [Wisconsin Act 23; JURIST news archive], leaving state appellate courts to decide whether to lift an injunction [JURIST report] against the law. In the two cases, NAACP … [read more]

[JURIST] The lower chamber of the Malaysian Parliament [official website, in Malay] on Tuesday approved a law aimed at replacing the country's controversial Internal Security Act of 1960 (ISA) [text, PDF; HRW backgrounder], which currently allows for indefinite detention of terror suspects, dissidents and political opponents. Parliament introduced the legislation … [read more]

[JURIST] Danish authorities failed to examine possible racist motivations behind an attack on an Iraqi refugee family in Denmark in 2004, according to an opinion [doc] published by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) [official website]. Iraqi-born Mahali Dawas, his wife and eight children were attacked … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Monday in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. [transcript; JURIST report] on the breadth of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) [text, PDF] regarding pharmaceutical sales representatives (PSRs) as well as the Secretary of Labor's [official website] interpretation … [read more]

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