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Legal news from Saturday, July 19, 2008
15:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] the acquittal of David Finnerty, a former specialist trader at Fleet Specialist Inc., a subsidiary of FleetBoston Financial Corp., who had been accused of making improper trades for his firm’s account on the [read more]

15:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Arab League [official website, in Arabic] issued a resolution on Saturday criticizing International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] for seeking the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile, JURIST news archive] for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The 22-country group, which [read more]

12:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Malawi [government website; BBC country profile] state security organization has put under surveillance the three-judge panel determining whether former President Bakili Muluzi [BBC profile] is eligible to run for another term as president, according to a Friday report by the Nyasa Times. The report included a statement from [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] made an unusual ruling [opinion text, PDF] on Friday, finding that the adverse credibility determination made by an Immigration Judge (IJ) in an asylum case was not based on substantial evidence. The petitioner, Etagegn Haile Tekle, appealed the [read more]

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