Legal news from Wednesday, March 12, 2014

[JURIST] The Mississippi Senate [official website] voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a bill [HB 1400] that would ban abortions as early as 18 weeks. The House version of the bill that was passed [JURIST report] last month would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Though the House bill … [read more]

[JURIST] The Israeli Knesset [official website] on Wednesday approved a bill [press release] that would draft previously exempt individuals, including ultra-Orthodox men, into the military. Security Service Bill (amendment No. 19), 2014, also known as the Enlistment Bill and the Equal Service Bill, was approved in its third reading by … [read more]

[JURIST] Emad Abdullah Hassan filed a federal lawsuit [text, PDF] on Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] that challenges the force-feeding procedures at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Hassan, who has been held in Guantanamo since 2002, alleges that he has been force-fed … [read more]

[JURIST] Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation [official website, in Italian], on Tuesday upheld guilty verdicts against three US defendants in the 2003 extraordinary rendition kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect. The three Americans are CIA agents who participated in the kidnapping of terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan … [read more]

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