Legal news from Sunday, March 23, 2014

[JURIST] The European Union (EU) [official website] on Friday imposed [BBC report] new sanctions against 11 senior Russian politicians, including Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The EU imposed the sanctions on the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website; JURIST news archive] finalized legislation making Crimea officially part … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Saturday declared [Reuters report] a temporary hold on same-sex marriages in Michigan. The ruling arrived one day after Friday's decision [JURIST report] by a judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District … [read more]

[JURIST] The EU's European Commission [official website] on Sunday announced plans to sue the UK with respect to its welfare policies, under which migrants must pass a "right to reside" test in order to gain access to the government's welfare programs. The "right to reside" test requires migrants from other … [read more]

[JURIST] The Maricopa County Superior Court [official website] on Friday ruled that Arizonans may use marijuana extracts for medical conditions. The Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [official website] filed the lawsuit [JURIST report] in October on behalf of the Welton family seeking a declaration that the … [read more]

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