Legal news from Friday, July 5, 2013

[JURIST] The UK House of Commons voted 304-0 on Friday in favor a bill [materials] that would guarantee a nationwide referendum in 2017 to determine whether the UK would remain within the European Union (EU) [official website]. The bill was introduced by Conservative MP James Wharton [official website] in order … [read more]

[JURIST] Egyptian authorities on Wednesday shut down four Islamist-run television stations that were viewed as sympathetic to ousted President Mohamed Morsi [official BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. This crackdown occurred only a day after the Egyptian military removed Morsi from office [JURIST report] and installed an interim government headed by … [read more]

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