Legal news from Thursday, July 11, 2013

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Wednesday that elected representatives convicted of serious crimes must vacant their positions immediately and be disqualified from future elections. The court's judgment struck down Section 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act [text, PDF], which permitted convicted members … [read more]

[JURIST] The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) [official website] ended [press release, PDF] its policy of separating prisoners infected with HIV from the general population on Wednesday, making South Carolina the final US state to do so. The SCDC abolished the policy in an effort to revamp medical services … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) [official website] on Wednesday approved a version [S 815] of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As federal law currently stands, employers are only … [read more]

[JURIST] The Illinois Senate [official website] joined with the Illinois House of Representatives [official website] Wednesday to pass a bill [HB 183, text] that permits state residents to carry concealed firearms with limited restrictions. The bill prohibits carrying a firearm in schools, courthouses and government buildings and has restrictions based … [read more]

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