Legal news from Saturday, January 26, 2013
15:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education [official website] on Friday issued guidance [text, PDF] clarifying school districts' existing legal obligations to give disabled students an equal chance to compete in extracurricular sports alongside their peers without disabilities. The US Secretary for Education Arne Duncan [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] has sentenced former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] agent John Kiriakou, who was among the first to disclose information to the public about the CIA's use of waterboarding [JURIST report] and other interrogation techniques, to [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Virginia Senate [official website] approved legislation [Senate Bill No. 701, text] on Friday that would prohibit the state government from discriminating against its employees based on sexual orientation. The Senate passed the bill 24-16 with four Republicans joining all 20 Democrats in support. Senator Adam Ebbin (D) [official [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday vacated the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archive]. The DC Circuit ruled [Miami Herald report] that [read more]

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