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Legal News
20 Nov 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] US District Judge Paul L. Friedman [official profile] Monday rejected [official order, PDF] a Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee's petition to have his heart operation transferred to a civilian facility. Saifullah Paracha [advocacy website; Wikipedia profile], a multimillionaire businessman and television producer from Pakistan, petitioned the US District … [read more]


Legal News
6 Nov 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] US District Judge James Munley Monday extended a temporary restraining order [PDF text] blocking enforcement [JURIST report] of two Hazleton, Pennsylvania [official website] immigration laws for 120 days so that both sides can prepare for trial on their validity. The temporary restraining order was initially set to expire on … [read more]


Legal News
18 Oct 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] A US district court judge from the Northern District of Texas [official website] has ruled that the one-year statute of limitations for bringing libel suits in Texas applies equally to articles posted on the Internet and articles in print. In dismissing a lawsuit against the Dallas Morning News [media … [read more]


Legal News
16 Oct 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo [JURIST backgrounder] has recommended that three ex-employees of Anvil Mining [corporate website], an Australian company, be tried for complicity in war crimes committed by Congolese government soldiers in 2004. The crimes alleged to have been facilitated by the ex-employees, a … [read more]


Legal News
11 Oct 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] Former Enron [corporate website; JURIST news archive] CEO Jeffrey Skilling [Houston Chronicle profile] has asked a federal judge to overturn his conviction, citing a recent federal appeals court ruling overturning the convictions [JURIST report] of four former Merrill Lynch executives found guilty in connection with an Enron Nigerian barge … [read more]


Legal News
9 Oct 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] An April trial date has been set for former Cabinet Office spokesman David Keogh and former parliamentary researcher Leo O'Connor, accused of violating Section 3 of Britain's Official Secrets Act [text] by leaking a secret memo in which President Bush was said to have told Prime Minister Tony Blair … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] The Federal Election Commission, [official website] has voted to change the way recounts are funded, making them subject to federal election fundraising limits rather than being exempt from those as they have been for nearly 30 years. The new advisory opinion [Draft A text, PDF] adopted 4-2 comes 5 … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] The US Attorney's office in Washington, DC has sent a letter to US House of Representatives counsel Geraldine Gennett asking her to save records from the office of former Congressman Mark Foley [JURIST news archive], who resigned last week at the outset of an e-mail sex scandal involving congressional … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] Eight former Serbian police officers went on trial Monday in Belgrade's special war crimes court charged [JURIST report] with the slaying of 48 ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1999. Their commander pleaded not guilty; the remaining defendants will enter their pleas Tuesday. All of the victims, who were killed … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2006
by Jonathan Rhein

[JURIST] The White House announced [memorandum text] Monday that the Bush administration will allow US military aid for nearly two dozen countries that have not signed so-called Article 98 agreements [State Department backgrounder] which shield US soldiers from prosecution before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST news archive]. … [read more]

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