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AG asks appeals court to stay right-to-work ruling

Source: http://wislawjournal.com/?p=115622
Wisconsin's attorney general has asked an appellate court for an emergency stay of a Dane County judge's ruling striking down the state's right-to-work law.

High court to take on 12 new cases

Source: http://wislawjournal.com/?p=115561
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has accepted 12 new cases.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek to merge with Kansas City firm (UPDATE)

Source: http://wislawjournal.com/?p=115538
One of Wisconsin's biggest law firms will be merging with a Kansas City, Mo., law firm.

Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to reinstate Walker probe

Source: http://wislawjournal.com/?p=115578
Prosecutors looking to revive an investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a state decision halting the probe.
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UN: length of forced disappearance irrelevant when considering criminality

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/03/un-length-of-forced-disappearance-irrelevant-when-considering-criminality.php
The length of time a person is forcibly disappeared is irrelevant when considering the criminality of the act, UN rights experts concluded [press release] Monday. The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) [official website] examined the case of Argentinian prisoner Roberto Yrusta, who had been disappeared for seven days and nights after a prison transfer, before being found dead in a cell not long after his location was revealed. The UN experts urged Argentina to consider the families of disappeared...

Ex-Congolese military leader convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/03/jurist-the-case-of-the.php
[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Monday declared unanimously [judgment, PDF] that ex-Congolese military leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is guilty of two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes for his role in the armed conflict between the Congo and the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002 and 2003. The case [ICC press release] of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo [ICC case materials] has lasted almost eight years, following Bemba's arrest by Belgian...

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Colorado marijuana law

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/03/supreme-court-declines-to-hear-challenge-to-colorado-marijuana-law.php
The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined [order list, PDF] to hear a case brought by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado, challenging its marijuana laws. The lawsuit [complaint, PDF], filed directly in the Supreme Court [JURIST report], claimed that Colorado's actions to legalize and regulate marijuana and marijuana products contravene the US Constitution and intrude on the petitioning states' internal drug regulation, justice systems and treasuries. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman [official website] issued a statement [press release]...

UN rights expert: Honduras must protect human rights defenders

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/03/un-rights-expert-honduras-must-protect-human-rights-defenders.php
[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur Michael Frost [official profile] urged [press release] Honduras on Friday to protect human rights defenders and their families in light of the recent deaths of prominent activists. Frost's plea follows last Tuesday's murder of Nelson García, a leader of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations Honduras [official website, in Spanish] (COPINH). García was shot by unidentified gunmen after attempting to intervene in a forced eviction in Río Lindo. Less than two weeks prior, COPINH...

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