Legal news from Sunday, July 21, 2013
13:07 EDT

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Friday that attacks on UN peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan may constitute war crimes. A recent attack [NPR report] left seven UN peacekeepers from Tanzania dead and another 17 military and police personnel of the African [read more]

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[JURIST] The New Jersey Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that police must obtain search warrants before obtaining tracking information from cell phone providers. The unanimous ruling marks the first time a state supreme court has recognized a Fourth Amendment [Cornell LII backgrounder] protection for cell phone location [read more]

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[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia [official website] on Friday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to scrap a key part of Georgia's sweeping anti-illegal immigration law. The lawsuit challenges a 2011 statute that gives police the option to investigate the immigration status of [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Marine Corps [official website] on Friday released Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III after the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces [official website] overturned [opinion, PDF] his murder conviction. In the June 26 decision, the court reversed [JURIST report] the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) [official [read more]

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