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Legal News
4 Feb 2005
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Guatemala's Constitutional Court [official website] Friday ordered charges dropped against soldiers accused of participating in a 1982 massacre of more than 300 civilians, citing the countrys's National Reconciliation Law [PNS report]. The law is a type of amnesty the Guatemalan Congress approved in November 1996, a few weeks before … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jan 2005
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] At a court martial that resumed Friday at a British military base in Osnabrueck Germany after the defense requested a temporary halt [JURIST report], a lawyer for one of three British soldiers charged with abusing Iraqi detainees accused their commanding officer, Major Dan Taylor, of issuing the orders that … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jan 2005
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] The second largest bank in the nation, JP Morgan Chase & Co. [corporate website], has publicly disclosed that two of its predecessor banks had received thousands of slaves as collateral prior to the Civil War. JP Morgan offered a formal apology letter Thursday and said it was creating a … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2005
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Following up a JURIST report from earlier today, US Central Command [official military website] has now announced that Staff Sgt. Jonathan J. Alban-Cardenas has been convicted of one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder during a general court-martial at the 1st Cavalry Division courthouse … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2005
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] In a unanimous ruling Friday, the Virginia Supreme Court [official website] struck down a state law prohibiting consensual sex between unmarried people. Read the opinion [PDF]. The justices based their decision on Lawrence v. Texas [ruling], the 2003 US Supreme Court case voiding a state anti-sodomy law. As in … [read more]


Legal News
30 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] AP is reporting that Ukraine's Supreme Court has rejected all appeals by Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych against Sunday's presidential revote, won by opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. CTV News has more. … [read more]


Legal News
30 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Taiwan's High Court Thursday rejected a second lawsuit filed by the opposition Nationalist Party to nullify the March 20 presidential poll and upheld President Chen Shui-bian's narrow re-election victory. The first lawsuit was dismissed in November after an extensive investigation and a ballot recount, which affirmed the .2 percent … [read more]


Legal News
30 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal Wednesday denied a request from the parents of Terri Schiavo for a new trial in her long-running right-to-die case. Once the court issues a formal decision within two weeks, Schiavo's husband will be able to order the removal of a feeding tube … [read more]


Legal News
30 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Arkansas Circuit Judge Timothy Fox Wednesday declared that a state ban on placing foster children in a household with a gay member was unconstitutional. The Arkansas chapter of the ACLU brought the case, challenging a 1999 regulation that stated that gays cannot become foster parents, and foster children cannot … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Six members of a Navy SEALs unit and two Navy wives sued the Associated Press Tuesday, stating that the news agency endangered the servicemen's lives and invaded their privacy by publishing private photos showing the men interacting with Iraqi prisoners. The lawsuit states the agency erred by not obscuring … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, now a maverick war crimes lawyer and an outspoken critic of American foreign policy on Iraq who held office in the 1960s under President Lyndon Johnson, has joined the legal team defending Saddam Hussein. He said his principal concern was protecting the rights … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Ukraine's press service is reporting that the court has dismissed without consideration the first of four electoral complaints presented to the court by Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, according to Maidan News in Kyiv. … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Deutsche Bank asked a US bankruptcy court in Houston Tuesday to dismiss the filing of Russian oil giant Yukos for lack of jurisdiction, contending the company has no American presence beyond two small bank accounts and the residence of its financial chief. Yukos claimed the bankruptcy was properly filed … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Iraqi judges Saturday began investigative pre-trial hearings for Sultan Hashim Ahmad, Saddam Hussein's last defense chief, and Ali Hassan al-Majid (Chemical Ali), another former defense minister. Saddam and eleven of his deputies face prosecution for alleged crimes during Saddam's three-decade rule. Today's hearings before a panel of investigative judges … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Bosnian Foreign Minister, Mladen Ivanic, stepped down Saturday, one day after Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Dragan Mikerevic resigned. Ivanic, also a Serb, cited new international sanctions against the Bosnian Serbs for their lack of cooperation in solving war crimes as the reason for his resignation. The International High Representative … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] In Washington state, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend ruled Friday that it is too late for King County to consider hundreds of recently discovered ballots from the extremely close November governor's race. Many of the lost ballots were simply misplaced or mistakenly rejected by county workers because … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] An Alabama state appeals court Friday refused to vacate the murder conviction of ex-Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry. Cherry was convicted of the 1963 Klan-related church bombing in Birmingham which killed four black girls. As previously report in JURIST's Paper Chase, Cherry died in prison last month while he was … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the Senate has passed the revised conference version of the intelligence reform bill [PDF] adopted yesterday by the House.5:20 PM ET - The vote was 89-2. Reuters now has a story here. … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] US District Judge Charles Kocoras of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Wednesday that the Chicago Board of Education must make room for black and Latino students in its predominately white schools. Additionally, the school district must reallocate funds to students in racially isolated … [read more]


Legal News
3 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] A majority of the Senate has voted in favor of the Sept. 11 intelligence bill, although AP is reporting that the vote is not over yet. … [read more]


Legal News
3 Dec 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Friday that the US Interior Department does not have to disconnect its computers from the Internet despite the possibility of tampering by hackers. The dispute arose regarding the security of a US Interior Department website that contains information … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] BBC News is reporting that Ukraine's Supreme Court has barred official publication of the country's presidential election results until it has considered the opposition's appeal.11:56 AM ET - The BBC now has a full story here. The English-language website of Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko, which is being continually updated … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors filed a 220-page brief on Wednesday evening with the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to uphold the conviction of Martha Stewart. Earlier this month, Stewart's attorneys argued that federal prosecutors improperly suggested that Stewart was charged with insider trading at her trial. The … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] Marwan Barghouti, currently in an Israeli jail for involvement in terrorism, will seek the presidency of the Palestinian Authority, according to a top official in the ruling Fatah movement speaking Thursday. Barghouti is widely considered to be the most electable Palestinian candidate for the January 9th election. His candidacy … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore

[JURIST] US District Judge Paul L. Friedman Wednesday denied a request by John Hinckley Jr. to spend more time away from St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC to visit his parents in Williamsburg, VA. Hinckley shot President Reagan and three others in 1981 and was acquitted after trial in 1982 … [read more]

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