Legal news from Tuesday, May 28, 2013

[JURIST] Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen [BBC profile] said Monday that he wants to punish those people who deny that atrocities occurred during the 1970s Khmer Rouge [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] regime, which was widely held responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million people. Hun Sen has suggested [AP … [read more]

[JURIST] Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi [BBC profile] sent a bill to the country's interim parliament on Monday that would regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The most recent draft [AP report] allocates wider financial autonomy to civic associations and NGOs. According to presidential aides, the bill does not require NGOs to hold … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in McQuiggin v. Perkins [SCOTUSblog backgrounder; JURIST report] that "actual innocence ... serves as a gateway through which a petitioner may pass" in a federal habeas action. In Schlup v. Delo (1995) and House v. Bell (2006) [opinions], the … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Tuesday in Trevino v. Thaler [SCOTUSblog backgrounder; JURIST report] that last term's decision in Martinez v. Ryan [JURIST report] on ineffective assistance of counsel claims should apply in this case. In Martinez an Arizona procedural rule required a defendant … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two cases. In Rosemond v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will decide whether the offense of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or … [read more]

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