Legal news from Saturday, September 8, 2012

[JURIST] The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) [official website] issued a statement on Friday calling for increased aid for the 2.5 million Syrians affected by the ongoing civil uprising against President Bashar al-Assad [JURIST news archive]. The aid request for the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan was … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that disabled employees are to be appointed within their company to vacant positions that they are qualified to hold. The case was brought in 2009 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) [official … [read more]

[JURIST] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo [official website; press release] on Friday signed into law a bill [program bill no. 44, PDF] that amends the state's penal code to prohibit the access and viewing of child pornography on the Internet. The bill was passed in response to the state Court … [read more]

[JURIST] Montana's Lewis and Clark County District Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that the state's lethal injection method [technical manual, PDF] violates the provision of the Montana constitution [text, PDF] that forbids cruel and unusual punishment. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana … [read more]

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