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Legal news from Tuesday, April 15, 2014

[JURIST] An Italian court ruled [ANSA report] Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [BBC profile] must perform community service at a home for the elderly as his sentence for tax fraud [JURIST report]. The order was requested by Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, media magnate and billionaire, as … [read more]

[JURIST] Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine [official website] determined [press release] on Monday that a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would overturn its current ban on gay marriage had obtained the requisite number of signatures and satisfied the requirement that it be a "fair and truthful statement of … [read more]

The New Mexico Supreme Court [official website] ruled on Monday that the state must recognize the tribal status of the Fort Sill Apache [official website]. Consisting of 712 members, the Fort Sill Apache, formerly known as the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache, were forced from their homelands [AP report] in … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] determined [press release] during a session on Tuesday that sufficient evidence exists to uphold charges on two counts of genocide against Ratko Mladic, [BBC profile] the former Bosnian Serb general, for his alleged role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre … [read more]

[JURIST] Egypt's Primary Alexandria Court on Tuesday declared the nation's Supreme Election Commission is forbidden from accepting a nomination from members of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC Profile; JURIST news archive] in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for May 26-27 and the parliamentary elections to follow. The ruling came after an … [read more]

The Supreme Court of India [official website] issued a ruling [opinion, PDF] on Tuesday recognizing the country's large transgender population as a legal third gender. In so ruling, the court ordered that the government ensure that transgender people are not discriminated against and are eligible for government jobs and education … [read more]

[JURIST] Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton [official website] on Monday signed into law [press release] a bill [text] raising the state's minimum wage for the first time in nearly a decade. The law is incremental, raising the minimum wage on August 1 of each year before reaching $9.50 per hour in … [read more]

[JURIST] The Maltese Parliament [official website] passed new legislation [legislative materials] on Monday legalizing same-sex civil unions [press release, in Maltese], and providing such unions with the same rights as are afforded heterosexual marriages in the country. The bill also provides for the recognition of same-sex marriages legally performed abroad … [read more]

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