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Legal news from Tuesday, April 30, 2013

[JURIST] Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper [official website] signed a bill [SB 33, PDF] into law on Monday allowing undocumented immigrant students to attend public universities at the same tuition rate as in-state residents. The Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) law requires students to have attended high school … [read more]

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights [official website] ruled [judgment; press release, PDF] Tuesday that Ukraine violated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) [text, PDF] by jailing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive] for politically-motivated reasons. The court ruled that Tymoskenko's indefinite pre-trial detention … [read more]

[JURIST] The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan [official website] on Tuesday banned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] from running for public office for the rest of his life. The court also extended Musharraf's house arrest over the murder of Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news … [read more]

[JURIST] Bolivia's Constitutional Tribunal ruled Monday that President Evo Morales [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] can run for a third election term despite the single re-election provision in the Bolivian Constitution [text, in Spanish]. The constitution was amended [JURIST report] in 2009 after Morales's first term in office began in … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) [official website] on Monday released a report on child labor [text, PDF; press release] advocating social protections as the key to ending the practice. "[The] report contributes to a better understanding of the underlying economic and social vulnerabilities that generate child labour." Globally, … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday denied [order list, PDF] certiorari in an appeal over Albama's immigration [JURIST backgrounder] law. In Alabama v. United States [cert. petition, PDF; docket] the court was asked to consider whether federal law preempts several provisions of Alabama's HB 56 [PDF]. The … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled unanimously Monday in McBurney v. Young [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] that Virginia has the right to exclude non-residents from accessing state records under its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [text]. The court determined the law did not violate the Privileges and Immunities … [read more]

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