Legal news from Wednesday, August 14, 2013

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [official website] has been violating federal law by failing to accept or deny the pending Department of Energy (DOE) [official website] application for a waste … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website] on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] regarding the agency's failure to report Allen Stanford [JURIST news archive] and his Ponzi scheme. Judge Robert Scola stated that the … [read more]

[JURIST] Antitrust officials for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] seeking to block the proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways and American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corporation [corporate websites]. The … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Tuesday insisted that US drone strikes [JURIST backgrounder] must operate within international law. The secretary-general hailed the country's lead role in UN peacekeeping operations and addressed the controversial weapons in a speech [text] at the National University of Science and Technology in … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of New Mexico [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that non-English speaking citizens can serve on juries. The ruling arose from a criminal case involving a defendant convicted of murder who appealed his conviction in part because the district court dismissed a prospective juror who was … [read more]

[JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] signed a bill into law on Monday intended to protect transgender public school students throughout the state. AB 1266 [text] amends the state's education code to specifically prohibit public schools from discriminating on the basis of gender identity and gender expression and allow … [read more]

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