Legal news from Monday, May 27, 2013

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] at the opening of the spring session of the UN’s Human Rights Council on Monday spoke against [press release] continued war crimes and crimes against humanity occurring in Syria. Pillay expressed concern [CNN report] regarding reports that describe the … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio [official website] and his department engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling during the execution of immigration patrols. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [official website] originally … [read more]

[JURIST] Texas lawmakers on Friday passed a bill [HB 912, PDF] that penalizes the possession, display and distribution of any image or video captured by an illegal drone, and increases penalties to up to $10,000 if those images or videos are subsequently posted on the internet. In addition, the bill … [read more]

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