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California sues US agencies over information on rollback of vehicle emissions standards
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Friday filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies over data they used to justify rolling back the landmark Obama-era vehicle emission standards, accusing the Trump administration of "willfully withholdin (More)
Federal appeals court rules Alabama must disclose execution protocol to news organizations
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday that Alabama cannot keep its lethal injection protocol secret from the public. At issue was the failed execution of Doyle Hamm in February 2018. After several failed attempts to insert (More)
Arkansas Senate approves expanded lethal injection secrecy
The Arkansas Senate on Monday voted 25-9 in favor of measures to prevent the release of information that could identify manufacturers and suppliers of drugs used during state executions. The Senate justified its move to increase drug secrecy by ci (More)
Federal appeals court upholds release of grand jury record in 1946 Georgia lynching case
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled on Monday that the District Court for the Middle District of Georgia appropriately ordered the release of grand jury records related to the Moore's Ford Lynching of 1946. The Moore's Ford Lync (More)
FBI special agent files declaration support finding of Manafort's false statements
Special Agent Jeffrey Weiland on Tuesday filed a 31-page declaration in DC District Court to support finding that Paul J. Manafort, Jr.'s testimonial statements in the DC grand jury last year were false. The 31-page document is a redacted version (More)
Supreme Court pauses contempt order thought to be tied to the Mueller investigation
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday issued a stay of the contempt order and accrual of fines for a foreign company speculated to be a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The stay sets a deadline of December 31 (More)
Washington state sues Google and Facebook over political ad disclosures
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed lawsuits on Monday against Google and Facebook for failing to disclose information about who purchased political ads that were displayed on their platforms. Both companies are accused of viol (More)
Does Jeff Sessions Understand Immigration Proceedings?
JURIST Guest Columnist Karla McKanders of the Vanderbilt University Law School discusses a recent decision issued by the Attorney General and its implications on the judicial immigration process... Yesterday, in Matter of Castro-Tum, the Attorney Ge (More)
Amnesty: significant decrease in death penalty sentences in Sub-Saharan African nations
Amnesty International (AI) released its 2017 global review of death penalty on Thursday noting a significant decrease in the imposition of death penalty sentences in Sub-Saharan African nations. AI noted key developments such as Guinea becoming th (More)
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)
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