Legal news from Saturday, June 8, 2013

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism [official website] Ben Emmerson on Friday urged [press release] the Obama administration [official website] to provide more clarity on its counterterrorism policies. While Emmerson's office recently released a statement [text] strongly in favor of the new policies laid out in a … [read more]

[JURIST] US District Judge David Campbell on Thursday refused to reconsider stopping an order [JURIST report] by Governor Jan Brewer [official website] denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have been granted work permits. Campbell has yet to schedule a trial [Reuters report] on the merits of the contention that … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, on Thursday emphasized [press release] in a speech to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that efforts to mask the human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory cannot disguise how Israel's … [read more]

[JURIST] The Obama administration on Thursday urged [text, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] to limit the scope of its review of the case challenging the president's power to temporarily fill vacancies in government offices. The government laid out its arguments limiting the scope of the case in the … [read more]

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