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Legal news from Wednesday, November 27, 2013

[JURIST] General Amadou Haya Sanogo, the leader of the March 2012 coup [JURIST report] that plunged Mali into civil war, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of murder, complicity to murder, assassination and kidnapping. According to one of the arresting soldiers, Sanogo had repeatedly ignored summons [France24 report] by the … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Tuesday reversed [decision] a previous decision that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [official website] be excused from parts of his crimes against humanity trial. In the initial ruling [decision], the Trial Chamber stated that the excuse was "strictly granted to accommodate the … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana [official website] issued a temporary injunction [ACLU press release] on Tuesday against an Indiana law [text] regulating abortion facilities. Under the law, facilities prescribing Mifepristone, the so-called "abortion pill," must meet the same regulatory requirements as … [read more]

[JURIST] The South African Supreme Court of Appeal [official website] ruled [judgment] Wednesday that South African authorities have a duty to investigate and prosecute international crimes, regardless of where those crimes were committed. In the case, National Commissioner of the South African Police Service v. Southern African Human Rights Litigation … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in four cases on Tuesday. First are the two cases surrounding the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text; JURIST backgrounder]. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] is a challenge … [read more]

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