Legal news from Monday, July 22, 2013

[JURIST] A Jordan military court on Sunday rejected a bail application by radical cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who faces terror charges in Jordan following his deportation from Britain. Abu Qatada was charged on July 7 with "conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts" following his deportation after … [read more]

[JURIST] The San Diego County Clerk [official website] filed a petition [text, PDF] with the Supreme Court of California [official website] on Friday seeking to require county clerks to enforce Proposition 8 [text, PDF; JURIST news archive], California's same-sex marriage ban. County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. argues that last month's … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for Michigan's Ingham County Circuit Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that Detroit's bankruptcy filing is "unconstitutional" and must be withdrawn. Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution [text], which bans any action that threatens to cut the pension benefits … [read more]

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