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Legal News
1 May 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) [official website] on Friday placed Russia, China, and Canada [JURIST news archives] on its Priority Watch List [text, PDF] of 12 countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights [press release]. The USTR stated that the Chinese, on the list … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Former Pennsylvania judge Michael Conahan pleaded guilty Thursday on charges of accepting more than $2.6 million in kickbacks for sentencing teenagers to two private juvenile detention facilities in which he had a financial interest. The former president judge of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas [official website] pleaded … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Former Pennsylvania judge Michael Conahan pleaded guilty Thursday on charges of accepting more than $2.6 million in kickbacks for sentencing teenagers to two private juvenile detention facilities in which he had a financial interest. The former president judge of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas [official website] pleaded … [read more]


Legal News
26 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Nigerian Federal Capital Territory High Court [official website] on Monday charged Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) [official website] chairman Vincent Ogbulafor [PDP leaders; website] with a series of corruption and fraud allegations the day before an executive meeting to consider the 2011 PDP candidate. The formalization of charges creates a … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday urged [press release] Kyrgyzstan's interim government to begin a comprehensive investigation into the violence [JURIST report] between April 6 and 8 that resulted in the overthrow of president Kurmanbek Bakiyev [BBC profile]. After conducting witness interviews and examining photo and video … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive] on Monday accepted a record civil penalty of $16.375 million [press release] imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] for a four-month delay in notifying the agency about a problem with "sticky" and "slow to return pedal" … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy websites] on Wednesday called on the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) [official website] to end prison segregation based on HIV status [press release]. The ACLU and HRW jointly produced a report [text, PDF], which concluded that the … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Thursday denied [judgment, PDF] the latest attempt [motion, PDF] by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [case materials; JURIST news archive] to delay his war crimes trial. Karadzic argued that there had been … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] (HRW) called Wednesday for an investigation into alleged war crimes [press release] committed during the recent conflict between the government of Yemen [BBC timeline] and Shiite Huthi Rebels. According to HRW's report [text, PDF], "All Quiet on the Northern Front?: Uninvestigated Laws of War … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] An Indian court on Wednesday heard final arguments in the trial of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab [NDTV backgrounder], accused of participating in the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], bringing the yearlong proceedings to a close. The court heard from more than 600 prosecution witnesses [WP … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Former International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) [corporate website] senior vice president Robert Moffat pleaded guilty [press release, PDF] Monday to conspiracy and securities fraud charges stemming from his involvement in the largest hedge fund insider trading case in US history. US Attorney Preet Bharara [TIME profile] said, "[Moffat] willfully … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Two Uighurs held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archives] were transferred to Switzerland [press release] on Wednesday. Switzerland granted humanitarian type B residence permits allowing the two to live in the canton of Jura. Both have agreed to respect Swiss laws, learn the local language, and secure gainful employment. … [read more]


Legal News
22 Mar 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST]] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday declined to reconsider [order list, PDF] a petition filed by former Panamanian military leader General Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] to stop his extradition to France on money laundering charges. Noriega's lawyers filed the petition last … [read more]

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