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Legal news from Saturday, December 14, 2013

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari in two cases on Friday. First, the court will hear Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer [SCOTUSblog backgrounder], a case in which the court will consider whether it is necessary to allege that Fifth Third [corporate website], acting as a fiduciary of … [read more]

[JURIST] Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich [official website; JURIST news archive] offered amnesty [press release] on Friday to those detained while participating in the country's recent anti-government protests. The proposal was made during a roundtable discussion with opposition leaders. "My point of view is that we should turn over the page … [read more]

[JURIST] Croatia's parliament [official website, in Croatian] proposed a bill on Thursday that would grant new rights to same-sex couples, such as the right to inherit property from each other and the right to represent each other as next of kin. The bill, known as the "life partnership" legislation, comes … [read more]

[JURIST] A lawyer representing Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong said Friday that his client has been formally indicted for his role in a wave of protests against corruption within the Chinese government. Xu, founder of the New Citizen's Movement [WSJ backgrounder], was detained [JURIST report] five months ago after members of … [read more]

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