Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

July 22, 2013
  • The NAACP requests that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. (Washington Post)
  • On the heels of the United States Supreme Court’s decision, the Supreme Court of South Carolina finalizes the adoption of Baby Veronica, terminating the biological father’s parental rights. (Supreme Court of South Carolina)
  • Lawyers for death row inmate challenge Georgia law, claiming that the prisoner has no means of determining whether the drugs used for his lethal injection will result in a humane death. (The Atlantic)
  • Chinese court awards compensation to woman who was sentenced to a labor camp. (The Guardian)
  • Asiana Airlines drops threat of defamation suit against television station that incorrectly reported the pilots’ names. (CNN)
  • Yahoo prevails on motion to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, securing the publication of the court’s memorandum opinion and the parties’ briefs. (Slate)
  • Mark O’Mara: the next celebrity lawyer? (BBC News)
  • Materials taken from Guantanamo detainees may contain privileged attorney-client communications. (Al Jazeera English)
  • The United Kingdom legalizes same-sex marriage. (Advocate)