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Legal news from Saturday, March 1, 2014

[JURIST] Turkey's main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP) [party website], asked the nation's high court on Friday to overturn a newly enacted law granting parliament greater control over the judiciary. The CHP claims the law is an attempt by the controlling party to avoid the consequences of the … [read more]

[JURIST] Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Friday rejected a request by Suleiman Abu Ghaith, son-in-law of Osama bin-Laden [WP obituary; JURIST news archive], to delay his trial on the grounds that the government had confused him with … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky [official website] on Friday granted a stay [text] on the enforcement of his previous ruling [text] instructing Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages. The state requested [text] a stay of 90-days, but Judge John Heyburn II granted … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur Magdalena Sepulveda [official profile] urged [press release] Guinea-Bissau authorities on Friday to address the needs of those living in the country in extreme poverty. Sepulveda called on Guinea-Bissau to "move the country's politics away from short-term power struggles," and address "the consistent decline of investment in … [read more]

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