Legal news from Monday, July 29, 2013
12:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that family-owned, profit-making businesses cannot challenge the new federal health care law's birth control mandate on religious grounds. Conestoga Wood Specialties, a Pennsylvania company with 950 employees, maintains a policy not to support "anything [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] A New York-based labor rights group alleged Monday that a Taiwanese company that produces iPhones for Apple [corporate website] has violated labor and environmental laws in China. China Labor Watch [advocacy website] accused Apple company, Pegatron [corporate website], which assembles products including the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] A Colombian appeals judge on Saturday ordered a notary to marry a same-sex couple, following the couples' appeal after the notary refused to marry them on June 20. In the decision [AFP report], Judge Campo Elias Cordoba stated that marriage was the only contractual option that would give the [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar [official website], Tomas Ojea Quintana, on Monday praised [press release] the latest presidential amnesty that resulted in the release of 73 prisoners of conscience. His announcement, however, came with concerns over ongoing arrests of activists. On Tuesday, Myanmar [read more]

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