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Legal News
26 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Tuesday in Small v. US [case backgrounder from Duke Law] that people convicted of a crime in a foreign country may own a gun in the US. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the majority, said that applying 18 U.S.C. 922, which makes it … [read more]


Legal News
26 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Syria completed a withdrawal of its military forces from Lebanon Tuesday, ending a 29-year presence just weeks before thr country's's parliamentary elections. The February 14 assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri, suspected to be the work of Syrian backers of the Lebanese government, brought about massive civil unrest in … [read more]


Legal News
26 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] On a visit to France Tuesday, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder [official site, in German] voiced support for a call by French President Jacques Chirac [official site, in English] for French citizens to ratify the new EU Constitution [official site]. Current polls indicate that French voters will reject the constitution … [read more]


Legal News
26 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] A resolution [official text] amending the Texas Constitution [official text] to define marriage as between "one man and one woman" passed the Texas House on Monday by a vote of 102-29. If the resolution receives final passage on the Senate floor, it will be added to the Nov. 8 … [read more]


Legal News
25 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Iraqi politicians again delayed naming a government on Monday, prolonging a three-month political vacuum in the country. Jawad al-Maliki, a top member of the main Shiite alliance that won January's elections, said wrangling over appointments to key ministries had put off Monday's expected announcement of a proposed cabinet. Shiites, … [read more]


Legal News
25 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Industry leaders including Microsoft and Oracle spoke out on Monday about the need to reform US patent law to curb abusive litigation and protect technological development. The Senate Judiciary Committee [official site] plans to meet later today to discuss patent reform, with Segway inventor Dean Kamen, and lawyers for … [read more]


Legal News
25 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Russian president Vladimir Putin [official site, English version] stressed the need for a law-based society in his annual State of the Nation address on Monday, and encouraging investors to keep their money in Russia. "Tax authorities have no rights to terrorize business," Putin said in a 47-minute speech in … [read more]


Legal News
25 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Arthur Andersen [Wikipedia entry], the former accounting giant which lost its licenses in the Enron collapse, announced a settlement on Monday with WorldCom investors who had accused the firm of violating securities laws and failing to protect them from WorldCom's $11 billion accounting fraud. Details of the settlement were … [read more]


Legal News
25 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Armenians around the world have been remembering the massacre of their people ninety years ago by the Ottoman Empire [Armenian National Institute backgrounder]. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in the Armenian city of Yerevan Sunday to pay their respects. In the US, hundreds of Armenian-Americans marched in … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] A New York man was arrested on Tuesday after threatening to kill a federal judge and bomb his courthouse. Wazir Khan, 20, was charged with threatening to kill an individual and destroy the Brooklyn federal courthouse, according to federal prosecutors. If convicted, Khan faces up to 10 years a … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist [official website] said Tuesday that a proposed Senate rule change to ban filibusters [JURIST report] would only apply to the process of confirming judicial nominees [JURIST news archive], and would not extend into other legislative issues. Fifty votes are needed to approve a rules … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] The Delaware Supreme Court [official site] Tuesday cleared Oracle Corp.'s [corporate site] top two executives of allegations of insider trading. In a brief two-paragraph opinion [PDF text], the three-judge Supreme Court panel affirmed without commentary a 2004 Court of Chancery ruling finding that CEO Lawrence J. Ellison [Oracle profile] … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Army investigative documents released Monday disclosed the existence of "wish lists" of harsh interrogation techniques that intelligence officials hoped to use on Iraqi detainees. The techniques, cited in various e-mails in August 2003 between interrogators and army officials, included low-voltage electrocution, blows with phone books and using dogs and … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Israel's Supreme Court [official English site] Monday dismissed an attempt by Jewish settlers to bar legislation enabling the government to accomplish its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. The settlers filed eight petitions challenging the Evacuation Compensation bill, ratified in February, which provides government compensation for the 8,500 Israelis who … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Following up on a story reported last week in JURIST's Paper Chase, two Houston oil executives pleaded not guilty Monday in a Manhattan federal court to charges of defrauding the UN Oil-For-Food program [JURIST news archive] and paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government. David … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Italian authorities indicted four people on Monday in connection with the death of famed Italian financier Roberto Calvi [Wikipedia entry], known as "God's Banker" due to his close association with the Vatican. Calvi was found hanging under a bridge in London in 1982 after fleeing Italy when one of … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Following up on a story reported yesterday in JURIST's Paper Chase, the New York State Assembly Codes Committee [official website] Tuesday defeated a bill to reinstate New York's death penalty by a vote of 11-7. The legislation, supported by Governor George Pataki [official website], is now effectively defeated for … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] asked for more police on Tuesday, citing recent attacks on judges and fears of terrorism. Justice Anthony Kennedy submitted a request to Congress for an additional $639,000 to pay for additional police patrols in the court's plaza and around the building. "A visible … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] The RIAA announced Tuesday [RIAA press release] that it intends to sue hundreds of individual college students accused of illegally distributing music and movies across Internet2 [official website], a super-fast computer network connecting universities and used for internet research. RIAA executives said it will file federal copyright lawsuits Wednesday … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Conservatives in the Canadian parliament plan to introduce an amendment Tuesday to scrap Bill C-38 [official text], which establishes the Civil Marriage Act [Canadian Department of Justice backgrounder] and allows for same-sex unions. Federal Liberals believe they will have enough votes to block the amendment. Conservative Party leader Stephen … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] A federal judge in Alabama indicated Tuesday that she would throw out three perjury counts against former HealthSouth [official site] CEO Richard Scrushy [Wikipedia entry], but that she would allow his trial to proceed on additional charges. District Judge Karon Bowdre indicated that she would grant a defense motion … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Iran's judiciary [official website] Tuesday rejected Canada's demands that the remains of a Iranian-Canadian photographer who died in detention in Tehran be returned to Canada. Officials in Ottawa demanded last week that Iran return the body of Zahra Kazemi [CBC backgrounder], who died in custody in July 2003, so … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] The New York State Assembly Codes Committee [official website] will vote Tuesday on a measure to reauthorize the state's death penalty, which was declared unconstitutional in June. The New York State Assembly recently released a report [official text] detaling five full days of public hearings on the death penalty, … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] John Bolton [official profile], President Bush's nominee for US ambassador to the UN, appeared Monday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee [official website]. Senate Democrats largely oppose Bolton, who has been criticized for his statements on the irrelevance of the United Nations. In his opening statement Monday, Bolton pledged … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Dutch officials Monday demanded an explanation as to why a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines [corporate website] flight was forced to turn around by US authorities on Friday. The 278 passengers aboard the flight returned to Amsterdam 11 hours later after the airline was refused permission to fly over US … [read more]

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