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Legal news from Saturday, June 16, 2012

[JURIST] Congressman Steve King (R-IA) [official website] said Friday that President Barack Obama's plan to issue an executive order implementing policies of the DREAM Act is unconstitutional and he plans to sue the Obama administration [press release] to delay its implementation. King claims that this executive order would effectively implement … [read more]

[JURIST] Newly appointed UN Independent Expert on Human Rights in Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, said [press release] on Friday, following his first mission to Sudan, that the country still needs to take further steps to ensure its people have adequate human rights. He recognized some steps taken by the government, … [read more]

[JURIST] A boycott by defense lawyers in the case of hundreds of Turkish military officers accused of plotting a coup against the government in 2003 caused the judge to refer the case on Friday to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office to break the deadlock. The trial stems from the Balyoz … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] on Thursday ordered [order, PDF] that the Attorney General take action to bring the Chief Justice's son, Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar, and real estate businessman, Malik Riaz Hussain, to trial for alleged bribery and unlawful dealings. This order ended the Supreme Court's suo … [read more]

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