Legal news from Saturday, September 28, 2013

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood [advocacy sites] and more than 19 other health organizations across Texas jointly filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Friday in federal court to block two provisions of provisions of a Texas abortion law [HB2] before they take effect on October 29. In … [read more]

[JURIST] Several Maryland residents, gun store owners and gun rights advocates have filed two lawsuits and a restraining order Thursday [complaint, PDF] and Friday in the US District Court for the District of Maryland [official website] to block the implementation of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013 [legislative materials] on … [read more]

[JURIST] Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych [official website; BBC profile] signed a law [press release] on Friday to improve prison conditions and take one step closer to integration with the EU. This law was required to allow the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement [EU backgrounder], which is expected to be … [read more]

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