October 13, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
A proposed $78 billion merger between telecom giants BellSouth and AT&T stalled unexpectedly Friday in the Federal Communications Commission after two FCC commissioners, both Democrats, asked Chairman Kevin Martin for more time to study it. The deal had already been approved without ...[read more]
April 3, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor pleaded not guilty to war crimes charges in his first appearance before the Special Court for Sierra Leone Monday. Taylor initially refused to recognize the jurisdiction of the court but then entered a not guilty plea to all 11 counts of war crimes and ...[read more]
April 3, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
Jim McGinty, attorney general of Western Australia, has announced plans to introduce legislation that would allow for regular television broadcast of court proceedings in the state, which would make the state's courts the first in the country to broadcast proceedings regularly. The proposal c... ...[read more]
April 3, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
Nearly 3.6 million US households- roughly 3 percent of the total- fell victim to identity theft during a six month period in 2004, according to a US Department of Justice report released Sunday. The survey, sent to over 40,000 US households, follows a 2003 Federal Trade Commission report which ...[read more]
April 3, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
Nearly 3.6 million US households- roughly 3 percent of the total- fell victim to identity theft during a six month period in 2004, according to a US Department of Justice report released Sunday. The survey, sent to over 40,000 US households, follows a 2003 Federal Trade Commission report which ...[read more]
March 27, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal in Lawrence v. Florida, concerning a challenge to rules surrounding the one-year filing deadline for making habeas corpus claims in federal court. Florida death row inmate Gary Lawrence is questioning whether the deadline is suspended ...[read more]
March 27, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
A UN delegation led by Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Nicolas Michel arrived in the south African nation of Burundi Monday to help establish a truth and reconciliation commission and war crimes court. According to Michel, the 5-member group will facilitate negotiations between local ...[read more]
March 13, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
A military court-martial is set to begin Monday for US Army dog handler Sgt. Michael J. Smith, facing 14 counts of misconduct for using unmuzzled dogs to abuse detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003 and 2004. Military prosecutors contend that Smith was operating outside of protocol when he ...[read more]
March 7, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
A UN expert on racism warned Tuesday that instances of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia are on the rise worldwide, and pose a special danger as they are not confined to extremist groups but have become integral to mainstream democratic systems. Senegalese lawyer Doudou Diene, UN ...[read more]
March 7, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
A CIA information review officer providing a sworn statement to US District Judge Reggie B. Walton has indicated that clearing top-level information requested by former vice-presidential Chief of Staff I. Lewis Scooter Libby could take as long as nine months. Marilyn Dorn filed the stat... ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

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