!!!!!A Collaboration with University of Pittsburgh   

Legal News
2 Dec 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] Software-dependent electronic voting machines, "are not viable for future voting systems" and "in practical terms cannot be made secure," according to a draft report [PDF text; press release] prepared by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) [official website] and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) [official website]. … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] A UN Human Rights Council [official website] commission of inquiry has recommended [report, PDF] that Israel be made to compensate Lebanon for damages the Israeli military inflicted during the 33-day conflict in the Middle East [JURIST news archive]. Specifically, the panel recommended that the Council create "a commission competent … [read more]


Legal News
28 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] In a Tuesday ruling [PDF], Judge James Robertson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] declared that "the Treasury Department’s failure to design and issue paper currency that is readily distinguishable to blind and visually impaired individuals violates section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act." … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] A Yemeni court has convicted Kamal al-Aalafi, editor-in-chief of the al-Rai al-Aam [official website, in Arabic] newspaper, and sentenced him to one year in jail for violating Article 103 of the Press and Publications Law of 1990 [official text] as punishment for publishing offensive cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] Officials with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] said Saturday that a meeting of the tribunal's judges [press release, PDF] convened to consider Draft Internal Rules [rules text] for pending genocide trials of former Khmer Rouge [JURIST news archive] leaders had failed to reach … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] Democratic Republic of Congo [JURIST news archive] Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba [campaign website, in French; Wikipedia profile] filed an anticipated challenge [JURIST report] to the results of last month's presidential run-off election [JURIST report] in the country's Supreme Court Saturday. Congolese military personnel and UN peacekeeping forces surrounded the … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] Texas US District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. sentenced former Enron [JURIST news archive] executives Michael Kopper [BBC profile] and Mark Koenig to 37- and 18-month prison terms [DOJ press release] respectively Friday for their role in the corporate scandal. The sentences for both men were reduced at the request … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] US Marine Cpl. Trent D. Thomas pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment hearing [USMC press release] to charges of murder, kidnapping, and other offenses related to the death of an Iraqi man in Hamdania [USMC timeline; JURIST archive]. Thomas is among several servicemen accused of kidnapping Hashim Ibrahim … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official profile] warned [UN press release] on Friday that continued movements by armed militias in the western region of Darfur [JURIST archive] will lead to more atrocities against ethnic African civilians. Arbour cited the attacks of October 29-30 [UN press release; … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] The judge presiding at the Libyan trial [JURIST news archive] of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian physician for allegedly infecting over 400 children with the HIV virus announced Saturday that the verdict in the case will be rendered December 19. The six medical professionals have been held prisoner … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice [official website] is attempting to block lawyers' access to Majid Khan, one of 14 "high value" prisoners [DNI profiles, PDF] previously held at a CIA secret prison [JURIST report] but recently transferred to the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [JURIST archive]. The … [read more]


Legal News
1 Nov 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] US District Judge James Munley granted a temporary restraining order [PDF text] late Tuesday prohibiting the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania [official website] from enforcing the city's Illegal Immigration Relief Act [PDF text] and Landlord Tenant Ordinance [PDF text]. The local laws, designed to make it more difficult for illegal … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] US officials plan to request that convicted sex offender Malcolm Watson serve his three-year probation in New York instead of Canada. According to Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark [official website], the request is motivated by complaints from Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant [official website]. Although Watson was … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] An attorney for US Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) argued before the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] Tuesday that the leaking of an illegally-obtained phone call to the news media should be protected by the First Amendment. In March, a three-judge panel of the court ruled against … [read more]


Legal News
21 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] The Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) [advocacy website, in French] says that a Moroccan detainee held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST archive] who was supposedly transferred to the government of Morocco [official website] on October 12 is missing, according to his family. Younes Chekkouri was allegedly arrested in Afghanistan … [read more]


Legal News
21 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] US Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) [official website] has urged the US Justice Department [letter] to appeal this week's federal court ruling vacating the conviction [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] of former Enron Chairman and CEO Kenneth Lay [JURIST news archive]. Feinstein wrote to US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Friday, calling … [read more]


Legal News
17 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] Dr. Lester M. Crawford [official profile], former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website], pleaded guilty to charges [criminal information, PDF] of conflict of interest and false writing [US Code text] at his arraignment hearing Tuesday afternoon in front of US Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson. … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] Pakistani Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao [Khyber backgrounder] said Friday that the US plans to release two Pakistani detainees held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST archive] and that Pakistan expects the men to arrive in their home country by October 15. Sherpao also said that six other detainees being held by … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] unanimously ruled Friday that a British Columbia judge overstepped his sentencing power when he ordered a convicted criminal on probation for sexual assault to submit to mandatory submissions of bodily fluids for examination. The court held that such orders were contrary to … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] The head of the justice committee that reviews draft legislation in Turkey's parliament [official website] warned in an interview published in a Turkish newspaper Saturday that if France attempts to make it a crime to deny that the Ottoman Empire's treatment of the Armenians in 1915-18 [ANI backgrounder] was … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] Former US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor [OYEZ profile; JURIST news archive] will be one of three justices on a panel hearing cases next week for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website]. Under federal law [28 US Code § 294], current or … [read more]


Legal News
6 Oct 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

[JURIST] US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Melson J. Bacos, a hospital corpsman, pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping and conspiracy charges [UCMJ text] in connection to the April 26 death of Iraqi civilian Hashim Ibrahim Awad [Wikipedia profile] in Hamdania. A total of eight US military personnel were initially charged … [read more]

Page 1 of 1

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.