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Legal news from Saturday, October 19, 2013

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Friday called upon [press release] the Dominican Republic reject a constitutional court ruling that would impact the nationality of Dominicans of foreign descent. The court ruling, which was issued last month, held that a person born in the Dominican Republic to parents of … [read more]

[JURIST] The New Jersey Supreme Court [official website] on Friday ruled [text, PDF] that the state must begin recognizing same-sex marriages. The court declined to issue a stay on a lower court's decision [text, PDF] pending appeal. The lower court ruling found that, in light of US v. Windsor [SCOTUSBlog … [read more]

[JURIST] An Italian court on Friday prohibited former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] from running for office for two years due to his conviction for tax fraud [JURIST report]. However, the ruling must be approved by parliament before taking effect [BBC report] because Berlusconi is currently … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] ruled [decision, PDF] on Friday that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [official website; JURIST news archive] need not be present for his whole trial for crimes against humanity. The court issued its decision in response to growing tensions [Reuters report] between … [read more]

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