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Legal news from Friday, May 9, 2014

[JURIST] Both sides in the South Sudan conflict are committing gross human rights violations, according to a UN report [text, PDF] released Thursday. The UN Mission in South Sudan's (UNMISS) [official website] issued the report after compiling evidence from interviews with more than 900 civilians who were victims of and … [read more]

[JURIST] The Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals [official website] on Thursday approved a six-month stay of execution for a current death row inmate while an investigation is conducted into issues with last week's lethal injection. Attorneys for Charles Warner requested the delay after the recent botched lethal injection of Clayton … [read more]

[JURIST] US District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday ruled that Kansas and Arizona voters will have to provide proof of US citizenship while registering to vote using the federal form, despite a pending appeal by a US agency of the federal judge's ruling that aids in the enforcement of new … [read more]

[JURIST] A federal judge ruled Thursday that the state of Indiana must recognize the out-of-state marriage of a same-sex couple during the couple's legal battle to have the name of one of the women listed as spouse on the death certificate of her terminally ill partner. The preliminary injunction [AP … [read more]

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