Legal news from Wednesday, June 12, 2013

[JURIST] Thousands of Turkish lawyers on Wednesday joined the ongoing protests [AP report] in Ankara and Istanbul by marching out of courthouses in black robes. This came as the result of incidents occurring during the protests on Tuesday, where a number of lawyers were handcuffed and dragged on the ground … [read more]

[JURIST] The High Court [official website] in Dublin on Wednesday ordered several Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [website] and its proxy servers within 30 days. TPB is one of the largest free providers of BitTorrent material in the world, reporting more … [read more]

[JURIST] Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow [WJP profile], Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] on Tuesday reiterated the UN Security Council's request [JURIST report] for member states to help bring to justice nine fugitives allegedly responsible for war crimes during the 1994 Rwandan genocide [BBC backgrounder]. … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that an Oklahoma man had stated a First Amendment [text] compelled speech claim when he challenged Oklahoma's "rain god" license plates. Oklahoma's standard vehicle license plates depict a sculpture of a Native American … [read more]

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Nebraska [advocacy websites] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Monday against Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles [official websites] challenging the governor's decision to deny driver's licenses to young people who have been legally authorized … [read more]

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