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Legal News
24 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Kenneth Lay [personal website; Houston Chronicle profile], former CEO and founder of Enron [corporate website; JURIST news archive], told a jury Monday that the collapse of the company in 2001 has caused him "hurt and destruction and pain" on a level that compares, he said, to “absolutely nothing in … [read more]


Legal News
24 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] The jury in the case of Zacarias Moussaoui [JURIST news archive] began deliberations Monday on whether to spare his life or to execute him for conspiring in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 [JURIST news archive]. At the close of arguments at his sentencing trial in a courtroom in … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [official website] on Wednesday issued a new compliance manual [text; press release] that is meant to clarify how employers and employees should interpret anti-discrimination laws found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [text; EEOC backgrounder]. EEOC Chair Cari M. … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Internet company Yahoo [corporate website] may be responsible for leading Chinese police to the identity of a pro-democracy activist [press release] who was sentenced to four years in prison, Reporters Without Borders [advocacy website] said Wednesday. Jiang Lijun was jailed in 2003 for allegedly promoting democracy through "violent means" … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] After serving 19 months in a Chinese prison on charges of disclosing military secrets and being told the charges would be dropped [JURIST report] last month, New York Times researcher Zhao Yan [HRIC profile, PDF] learned Monday that he may still be tried for his work on an article … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Tyco. [corporate website; JURIST news archive] has agreed to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission [official website] a $50 million civil penalty [Tyco press release] and a $1 disgorgement fee for fraudulent accounting procedures used between 1996 through 2002, Tyco and SEC officials announced Monday. In exchange, the … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Jurors in the sentencing trial [case docket] of Zacarias Moussaoui [JURIST news archive] on Wednesday heard the cockpit audio recording [transcript, PDF] of the moments before United Airlines Flight 93 [National Park Service website] slammed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, as federal prosecutors rested their case that … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Nepalese riot police shot and killed a pro-democracy protester and arrested twenty-nine journalists and five human rights activists on Wednesday in the seventh straight day of pro-democracy demonstrations [JURIST news archive] aimed at ending the direct rule government of King Gyanendra [official website]. The shooting in Nawalparasi, a town … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Pro-democracy demonstrators in Nepal [JURIST news archive] marched in the streets again on Monday for a fifth straight day to protest the direct rule government of King Gyanendra [official website], defying curfews [JURIST report], tear gas and rubber bullets. Local press reports say that "scores" of protestors were injured … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Charles Taylor [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the former president of Liberia indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) [official website], will challenge a prosecutor's motion that seeks to move his trial from Freetown, Sierra Leone, to The Hague in the Netherlands, his British lawyer [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Former Enron [corporate website; JURIST news archive] CEO Jeffrey Skilling [Houston Chronicle profile] testified in his own defense on Monday, asserting that he is "absolutely innocent" of fraud and conspiracy charges [PDF indictment; US DOJ trial materials] and added that he would "fight those charges until the day I … [read more]


Legal News
5 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the United States before an as-yet-undetermined cutoff date would be allowed to apply for permanent residency provided they pay fines and back taxes and learn English under the latest alternative immigration reform [JURIST news archive] proposal advanced by a group of conservative senators Wednesday. … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] The Netherlands [official website] should adopt immigration laws similar to those in Australia - widely considered the most stringent in the industrialized world and sometimes harshly criticized [JURIST report] - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende [official profile] said Monday during an official visit to Canberra. Balkenende said immigrants … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] After waiting twenty-five years to get their day in court, lawyers for the Metis [Metis Nation website; press release] people of Manitoba delivered opening arguments Monday in a case that will determine whether 1.4 million acres of land - including a portion of Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital city - was … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] Wednesday agreed on a statement demanding that Iran immediately suspend its nuclear enrichment program. The statement, which is not legally binding, seeks a report on the extent of Iran's compliance from the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website; JURIST news archive] within 30 … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments Wednesday in Bustillo v. Johnson and Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon [Duke Law case backgrounder], a pair of consolidated cases that could expand the Miranda rights [ABA backgrounder] of foreign nationals. The cases involve two convicted foreign nationals - … [read more]


Legal News
22 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Prosecutors argued in front of the Texas Third Court of Appeals [official website] Wednesday for reinstatement of criminal conspiracy charges dropped [JURIST report] against indicted US Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) [official website; JURIST news archive]. In December 2005, Senior District Judge Pat Priest ruled that the former majority leader … [read more]


Legal News
22 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that will determine the constitutional scope of the Detainee Treatment Act (DTA) [text] as it applies to over 300 Guantanamo Bay [JURIST report] detainees who have sought habeas corpus review to challenge their detentions. The DTA, signed by … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] A Somali advocacy group claimed Monday that the US Navy was illegally present in Somali waters when its ships launched an unprovoked attack on a small vessel over the weekend, taking twelve occupants into custody. The Navy said the vessel was being investigated for suspected piracy when it unexpectedly … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] A federal appeals court has overturned the conviction of Frank Quattrone [profile], one of the dot-com era's most prominent investment bankers, on charges [indictment, PDF] of obstruction of justice and witness tampering on the grounds that the jury instructions were erroneous, court officials said Monday. Quattrone, who made as … [read more]


Legal News
15 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Four former senior Kenyan government officials and a top businessman are to be charged with corruption for their roles in a $1 billion scam known as the Goldenberg affair [BBC report; Wikipedia backgrounder]. The graft charges will be the first laid by the administration of President Mwai Kibaki [official … [read more]


Legal News
15 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Zimbabwe prosecutors have dropped charges against six men accused of a plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile], according to lawyers involved in the case speaking Wednesday. Media reports originally indicated that eight men had been charged, but police said Wednesday the number was only seven, and that … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Google goes to federal court on Tuesday - backed by online privacy advocate groups - to fight a Bush administration subpoena [PDF text] that seeks to force the search engine giant to hand over an enormous amount of its user data, including one week's worth of query searches and … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin [official website; press release] said that despite widespread protests he remains committed to a proposed labor law that will make it easier for companies to fire workers under the age of 26. Villepin said in a national TV interview [TF1 recorded video] Sunday … [read more]


Legal News
8 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Prosecutors in Yemen Wednesday called for the death penalty against the editor of a Yemen newspaper who republished cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad [JURIST news archive] originally printed in a Danish newspaper in September. Muhammad al-Asadi was arrested [JURIST report] last month with three other editors at the Yemen … [read more]

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