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Legal news from Saturday, September 10, 2005
15:09 EDT

[JURIST] Ayman Nour [Wikipedia profile], the main rival to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak [official profile; Wikipedia profile] in Wednesday's multi-party election, said Saturday that the vote-counting process which resulted in Mubarak's officially-declared victory [JURIST report] Friday with a certified 88.6% of the vote was fraudulent, and that 10-15% of the [read more]

15:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US government has so far held back from making any guarantee to illegal immigrants caught up in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive] that they will be able to seek help from federal agencies without fear of arrest on immigration grounds. After the September 11 terror attacks, [read more]

14:09 EDT

[JURIST] Kuwaiti Justice Minister Ahmad Baqer said Saturday that Kuwait has prepared its own indictment against former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] for crimes against the emirate during the 1990-1991 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and that that indictment "calls for Saddam's death." Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Washington Post reported Saturday that a group of former aides and other Republicans are quietly boosting the Supreme Court nomination of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [JURIST news archive; official profile] by shoring up his reputation among conservatives. Former Gonzales deputy David Leith said supporters do not want to [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqi President Jalal Talabani [BBC profile], now on a visit to the United States, insisted Friday at a Washington press conference that if the draft Iraqi constitution [JURIST news archive] is not adopted in a referendum next month there would be no civil war in Iraq. Talabani's comments came [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The head of UK security service MI5 [official website] has warned that civil liberties might need to be "eroded" in order to protect the British people from terrorism after the "shock" of the London bombings [JURIST news archive]. Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller [official profile], MI5's director general, made her remarks [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] President George W. Bush has issued an executive order [White House press release] allowing federal contractors working to rebuild areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive] to pay lower wages, effectively suspending regulations under the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act [US Department of Labor text; DOL backgrounder] requiring contractors to [read more]

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