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Environmental brief ~ US meatpackers sue to reopen cattle trade with Canada
In Thursday's environmental law news, the US meatpackers industry group has filed a complaint in the US District Court of District of Columbia to lift a ban on the import of all cattle from Canada. Documents from the case, AMI vs. DeHaven and J (More)
Judge issues sentence in Mexico's first oral public trial
A Mexican judge in the Nuevo Leon Wednesday found a man guilty of drunk driving in the nation's first oral and public trial. In June, Nuevo Leon was the first Mexican state to pass legislation that allows public and oral trials. Under the sys (More)
Mexican court dismisses genocide charges against former president
The Supreme Court of Mexico upheld Wednesday a 30-year statute of limitations and dismissed charges of genocide against ex-president Luis Echeverria . The Court, in a 4-1 vote, held that international law against genocide does not take precedence (More)
Environmental brief ~ US to delay lifting of Canada beef ban
In Wednesday's environmental law news, USDA Secretary Mike Johanns has announced that he is delaying the effective date for the lifting of the ban on beef and cattle imports from Canada. The ban was scheduled to be lifted on March 7. Johanns m (More)
UN panel criticizes Mexico for unsolved murders of women
The UN committee charged with monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women [background and text; committee website] released a report Thursday accusing Mexico of "grave and syst (More)
House Judiciary Committee chair introduces terrorist travel legislation
US House Committee on the Judiciary chairman James Sensenbrenner, Jr. introduced legislation Wednesday that contains provisions restricting terrorist travel that were dropped from the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 , whic (More)
SEC fraud accusations denied by Mexican broadcasting company
TV Azteca, Mexico's second largest broadcaster, said Wednesday that civil fraud charges announced against it and its top executives yesterday by the US Securities and Exchange Commission were false and alleged that the SEC was pursuing it to dis (More)
Mexico arrests 17 law enforcement officials for murders
Mexico has arrested 17 law enforcement officials including federal, state and local investigators, prosecutors and police officers, on charges of homicide, accessory to murder and protecting drug dealers. Some of those arrested are members of Mexico (More)
International brief ~ UN Security Council reform proposals expected Thursday
The UN panel charged with suggesting reforms to the UN Security Council is scheduled to present its proposals in New York Thursday. The panel's two main proposals reportedly include expanding Security Council membership by nine seats. The fir (More)
Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Friday, Nov. 12
Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Friday, November 12.New Mexico is expected to complete its count of provisional ballots today, as required by NM Stat. Ann. s. 1-13-13. T (More)