Legal news from Saturday, July 28, 2012

[JURIST] Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt [official website] on Friday filed a motion [text, PDF; press release] asking the US District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma [official website] to lift a stay on the state's challenge to the federal health care law, despite last month's US Supreme Court … [read more]

[JURIST] Pakistan Ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman [official website] on Friday called on the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] to stop using drone strikes [AP report] in a video conference debate with White House War Adviser Douglas Lute. Rehman stated earlier this month that she believes the … [read more]

[JURIST] The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals [court website] on Friday ordered a stay of execution [order, PDF] for convicted killer Marcus Druery who had been scheduled for execution on August 1st. Druery has been diagnosed as schizophrenic by both prison and private doctors, and a county judge on … [read more]

[JURIST] After four weeks of international negotiations, the deadline to approve an agreement at the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty [official website] passed on Friday without consensus. The proposed regulations, entitled the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), would have required the support of all 193 member states of … [read more]

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