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Legal news from Saturday, June 2, 2012

[JURIST] The New York Court of Appeals [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion text, PDF] that a custodial parent can be convicted of kidnapping where the parent's actions are "so obviously and unjustifiably dangerous or harmful to the child as to be inconsistent with the idea of lawful custody." The … [read more]

[JURIST] The New Mexico Supreme Court [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion text, PDF] that the same-sex partner of a parent who has adopted a child has a right to seek custody of that child after the partnership has dissolved. The court granted standing to a woman seeking partial custody … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday sent a letter [text] to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner [official profile], demanding that the state stop purging its voting rolls, a process that is not approved under the Voting Rights Act (VRA) [text] or the National Voter … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday found former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile, JURIST news archive], guilty of complicity to kill protesters during the Arab Spring protests and sentenced him to life in prison. The court also found former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli guilty of the same charge … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that Col. Morris Davis [JURIST news archive], the former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] may not seek money damages from his former supervisor at the Library of Congress (LOC) [official … [read more]

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