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Legal News
21 Apr 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Monday ordered [opinion, PDF] the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] to turn over a memorandum detailing the legal justification for the US government's targeted killing program. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] brought … [read more]

Professional Commentary
16 Jan 2013

JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, says that the Obama administration must place an enhanced focus on disclosing its drone policy...Our government executes death sentences against people who have not been charged, tried or sentenced in a judicial process — or met on an … [read more]

Legal News
3 Jan 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Wednesday denied [opinion, PDF] a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [text, PDF] request for disclosure of tactics used by the US to assassinate suspected terrorists. The request had been filed by American … [read more]

Student Commentary
11 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Pinto, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the third article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Pinto explains why expanding the available exemptions to the New York Marriage Equality … [read more]

Legal News
2 Dec 2011
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] An order made public Thursday awarded Madoff trustee Irving Picard the right to appeal the dismissal of his $19 billion suit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. [corporate website]. >Judge Colleen McMahon of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] indicated in her order … [read more]

Legal News
2 Nov 2011
by Katherine Getty

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Tuesday denied a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee [decision, PDF] from seeking damages from banks and third parties for the victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Irving Picard, who was designated by the court … [read more]

Legal News
13 Aug 2011
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] A federal appeals court on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] the conviction of ex-Merrill Lynch [corporate website] executive James Brown stemming from his role in the Enron fraud scandal [JUIRST news archive]. Brown was indicted on five counts in 2003 stemming from a 1999 transaction in which Merrill took a … [read more]

Legal News
14 Apr 2008
by David Frueh

[JURIST] A federal judge on Monday sentenced Samuel Israel, III, co-founder of collapsed hedge fund Bayou Group [JURIST report], to 20 years in prison. US District Judge Colleen McMahon also ordered Israel to make $300 million in restitution and forfeit interests in a $100 million account. In 2005, both Israel … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jan 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] US District Court Judge Melinda Harmon on Wednesday granted a motion to dismiss seven defendants from the Enron shareholder derivative lawsuit [class action website], scheduled to go to trial in April. The lead plaintiff in the case, the University of California Board of Regents, has already negotiated settlements with … [read more]

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