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Legal news from Friday, May 30, 2014

[JURIST] The Court of Appeal of Kenya [official website] on Thursday issued orders blocking [text, PDF] the High Court of Kenya's arrest warrant [JURIST report] for journalist Walter Barasa. Barasa is accused of attempting to bribe witnesses testifying against Deputy President William Ruto [JURIST news archive]. The arrest warrant was … [read more]

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] called [press release] on the government of Morocco [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] Thursday to enforce the human rights provisions in its 2011 constitution [text, PDF]. While commending the country for its growth since her office's last visit 13 … [read more]

[JURIST] Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin [official website] signed a bill [SB 1848, PDF; legislative history] into law on Wednesday that requires abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a hospital within a 30-mile radius present when an abortion is performed. The bill also requires the Oklahoma Board … [read more]

[JURIST] BP [corporate website] asked [text, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday to stay a March ruling requiring the company to make massive settlement payments as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP contends [press release] that the US Court of Appeals for the … [read more]

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