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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 31 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy must stand for trial for charges of corruption and influence the 2007 French presidential election. A judge for the US District Court for the Southe (More)
France ex-president to stand trial for corruption
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy must stand for trial for charges of corruption and influence the 2007 French presidential election. The case will focus on alleged phone calls that transpired between Sarkozy and a French judge who was, at t (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The UK Court of Appeal ruled this week that software is not a good, overruling the lower court opinion. UN human rights experts expressed concern Friday over the diminishing health of Jia (More)
France ex-president taken into custody on illegal campaign finance allegations
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody [Local report] Tuesday morning for questioning regarding allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi . The q (More)
France presidential candidate charged with misuse of public funds
French presidential candidate and former prime minister François Fillon was charged on Tuesday with misuse of public funds after being questioned about whether his relatives, who were on the public payroll as parliamentary aides, actually performed (More)
France ex-president Sarkozy to stand trial for campaign financing violations
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was ordered Tuesday to face trial over alleged illegal campaign financing during his 2012 run for re-election. France places a limit of €22.5 million for campaign spending. Investigators suspect [L'Express re (More)
India top court outlaws seeking votes based on religion or caste
The Supreme Court of India ruled Monday that seeking votes based on religion, caste, community, race, or language is not permitted. Religion and caste have previously affected elections in several Indian states, some of which have upcoming assem (More)
IMF chief found negligent in running fraud investigation
Christine Lagarde, current head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) , was found negligent by a special French court Monday in her handling of a long-running fraud case involving a USD $400 million payment to French businessman and Nicolas Sarkoz (More)
France court upholds local burkini ban
A French court in Bastia on the island of Corsica upheld a local ban on full-body "burkini" swimsuits on Tuesday. This decision was handed down despite last month's Council of State ruling in the French city of Cannes. The Bastia court found [Guard (More)
France court strikes down Nice burkini ban
A court in Nice, France, on Thursday struck down the ban on full-body "burkini" swimsuits in the city of Nice after the city authorities continued with the ban, defying last week's ruling by France's highest administrative court. The top court of Fr (More)
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