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Legal News
17 Aug 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Thursday sided with several states and the federal government [opinion, PDF] when it found that energy company Cinergy Corp. [corporate website] should have gone through a federal permit process prior to increasing their pollutant output after modernizing … [read more]


Legal News
17 Aug 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] US Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle [official profile] of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled [PDF text] Thursday that the confessions of three Rwandan rebels charged with killing two American tourists in Uganda were achieved through torture and coercion and ruled that the confessions are … [read more]


Legal News
4 Aug 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The Federal Election Commission [official website] on Thursday released a proposed rule [FEC materials] that would exempt certain "grassroots lobbying" communications from advertising restrictions imposed by the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) [FEC materials]. BCRA prohibits interest groups funded by corporations or unions from airing television or radio … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] As a panel of three federal judges heard arguments Thursday about how to redraw Texas' 23rd Congressional District without diluting minority votes in violation of the Voting Rights Act [text; DOJ backgrounder], US Circuit Judge Patrick Higginbotham said Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) [official website] will likely be "the odd … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] A group of Missouri voters lacking acceptable identification under a Missouri law [SB 1014 summary; text] that requires voters to show photo IDs at the polls [MO Revenue Dept. backgrounder] filed a lawsuit Thursday, claiming the law could keep people from the polls in November. Though the plaintiffs claim … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] said Thursday that it had reached settlements with former WorldCom CFO Scott Sullivan and six others for their roles in fraudulent adjustments and entries in WorldCom's books and records. Mark Abide, former WorldCom director of property accounting, also agreed to … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Attorneys for the US government and for plaintiffs asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation [official website] Thursday to consolidate more than 20 cases involving telephone companies' roles in the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic surveillance program [JURIST news archive]. The government requested that the cases be consolidated into … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The current Mideast conflict [JURIST news archive] has halted the UN International Independent Investigation Commission [UN materials] probe into the February 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST news archive], Beirut's Daily Star newspaper reports Friday. A source told the paper that Belgian Serge Brammertz [official profile], … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeal for the DC Circuit [official website] will allow the Bush administration to file briefs in yet another round of legal arguments challenging hundreds of lawsuits filed by detainees held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. A court panel has outlined a schedule for US … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] A federal judge Thursday rejected [order, PDF] a US Department of Justice (DOJ) motion to dismiss [redacted brief in support of motion, PDF; JURIST report] on state secrets grounds a class action lawsuit [EFF backgrounder; JURIST report] brought against AT&T alleging that the telecommunications giant violated citizens' rights to … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] US authorities announced Thursday that compensation payments totaling $112,000 had been approved for victims of a May accident involving an American cargo truck in Kabul, Afghanistan [JURIST news archive], that set off an anti-American riot [BBC report] in which at least seven people died. According to conflicting reports, either … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Cambodian genocide suspect Ek Choeun, also known as Ta Mok [Trial Watch profile], died Thursday after having slipped into a coma [JURIST report] in Phnom Penh earlier this week. He was 80. The former zone secretary and central committee member of the Khmer Rouge [JURIST news archive], who had … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The US Senate voted Thursday to extend the Voting Rights Act (VRA) [text; DOJ backgrounder] Thursday by 25 years rather than allowing portions of it to expire. The bill [HR 9 summary; text, PDF] reauthorizing the VRA, which over the past four decades has helped to end election schemes … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The US military revealed Wednesday that Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] and three of his co-defendants are five days into a hunger strike in protest of trial court procedures and the killings of three of their defense lawyers, which they believe occurred because of inadequate security provided by US … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Bosnian immigrant Marko Boskic was convicted Wednesday when a US federal jury found that he had failed to reveal his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [PBS backgrounder; JURIST news archive] while trying to enter the US as a refugee. Boskic was charged in August 2004 [JURIST report] with … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] US Reps. Christopher Shays (R-CT) [official website] and Martin Meehan (D-MA) [official website] have filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) [official website] challenging new rules regarding campaign communications that can be narrow FEC standard of what constitutes "coordination" would permit groups or individuals with … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Former US Army soldier Steven Green pleaded not guilty Thursday in US District Court to rape and murder charges [JURIST report; criminal complaint via FindLaw] in connection with the death of an Iraqi woman and three of her relatives in Mahmudiya [JURIST news archive] in March. Green also agreed … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Lawyers for Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] turned to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Thursday, asking it to investigate alleged violations of law regarding his treatment and that of defense witnesses by US personnel. A copy of the application obtained by AFP argued that the Iraqi trial … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Five special rapporteurs making up the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention [official website] in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] on Thursday called on the US [press release] to set a date for closing its detention facility at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman [official profile; campaign website] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] on Thursday were convicted [DOJ press release] of federal bribery and fraud charges [JURIST report]. Siegelman was convicted on 10 counts, including bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud. Scrushy was … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Lawyers for Omar Khadr [JURIST news archive], the Canadian citizen who is detained at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] and charged with killing a US Special Forces soldier in Afghanistan, said Thursday they will seek his extradition to Canada. The request follows Thursday's US Supreme Court [official website] ruling … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council [official website] on Thursday adopted a resolution [press release] endorsing the draft International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance [PDF text], which would require signatories to refrain from engaging in forced disappearances [Wikipedia backgrounder; UNHCHR materials]. The convention defines forced … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Thursday filed a Freedom of Information Act request [text, PDF] demanding that the US Department of Defense publicly release its files about the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians [JURIST report] last November in Haditha [JURIST news archive], Iraq. ACLU attorney … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives voted 247-172 [roll call] Thursday to pass the Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 2006 [text, PDF; summary, PDF]. The bill, which President Bush proposed [JURIST report; White House press release] in March, allows the President to strip special spending and earmarks out of a … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Led by Republicans willing to delay a push to abolish the estate tax completely, the US House of Representatives [official website] voted Thursday to end taxation for single estates up to $5 million and married couples' estates up to $10 million, beginning in 2011. The bill [HR 5638 summary] … [read more]

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