Legal news from Saturday, April 13, 2013
16:04 EDT

[JURIST] The North Dakota House of Representatives [official website] voted on Friday to pass SB 2368 [text, PDF], a measure outlawing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the controversial premise that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill was approved by the North [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson [official profile] on Friday called on the international community to protect Burkina Faso from terrorism [press release], warning that attacks on the country's infrastructure or security would undermine social cohesion within the country, impair inward investment and further destabilize [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] passed a bill [S 716, material] on Friday that exempts senior government officials from having to report their financial information online. The bill amends the Stop Insider Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) [S 2030, PDF] to remove many senior government [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] ended only a few minutes after it began on Saturday when the judge recused himself because of a conflict of interest. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt from 1981 until 2011, faced re-trial on charges relating to [read more]

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