Legal news from Saturday, March 30, 2013

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[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday revived [opinion, PDF] a 2008 lawsuit [JURIST report] against the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] alleging discriminatory hiring practices based on political affiliation. Former DOJ intern Sean Gerlich alleges that he was denied … [read more]

[JURIST] Several UN human rights experts called on [press release] Bangladesh Friday to cease violent protests and return to peaceful demonstrations. The Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression Frank La Rue expressed concern over attacks against journalists and other media workers, while the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion Heiner … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that portions of an Indiana immigration law [SEA 590, text] are unconstitutional. At issue were two provisions in the law: one that allows police to arrest non-citizens without a warrant … [read more]

[JURIST] The New York Court of Appeals [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] on Thursday that New York may impose a sales tax on out-of-state retailers that do business within the state. At issue in the case was a 2008 state tax law known as the Internet Tax [text, PDF], which … [read more]

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