December 2, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday held in Associated Press v. United States Department of Justice that the petition for commuted sentence of charged Taliban supporter John Walker Lindh falls under invasion-of-privacy exceptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and ...[read more]
December 1, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Kansas v. Colorado, the Court heard arguments on whether the Supreme Court must abide by Congressional rules regarding expert witness costs when the case falls under the Supreme Court's original and exclusive jurisdiction. The Co... ...[read more]
November 25, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The British government began issuing identity cards Monday to foreign nationals in an effort to curb immigration abuse and to strengthen identity protection. The cards, which are being issued pursuant to the Identity Cards Act 2006, are biometric and contain the cardholder's name, date of birth... ...[read more]
November 25, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Monday convicted the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) and five of its officials on a total of 108 counts including conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist group, conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to ...[read more]
November 24, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit heard oral arguments Monday on whether 17 Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay can be released into the US. In early October, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the release of the detainees, writing that the Constitution ...[read more]
November 24, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
US military officials will be unable to detain people without charge under the proposed new Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the Iraqi government, and military officials are now investigating the cases of about 5,000 detainees they consider dangerous in anticipation of the change, according ...[read more]
November 18, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Officials from the administration of US president-elect Barack Obama will likely not prosecute Americans who approved or actually carried out the torture or other harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects, according to an AP report published Monday. The adoption of such a policy would be in line ...[read more]
November 18, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
US Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann announced Monday that his retirement from the post of chief judge of US military commissions will be effective immediately. Kohlmann initially announced his retirement in September, but said then that it would not be effective until April 2009. According to an AFP ...[read more]
November 17, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
German prosecutors announced Monday that they will extradite an aide to Rwandan President Paul Kagame to France on Wednesday in connection with the 1994 assassination of then-Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarima that led to the Rwanda genocide. Rose Kabuye, an official in the Rwandan Patriotic ...[read more]
November 17, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Officials from the Nepal Constituent Assembly (CA) on Monday announced that the CA will finish drafting the country's new constitution within 18 months. According to a unanimously approved timetable, the CA will approve the final version of the constitution by the end of April 2010, and it will... ...[read more]

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