November 20, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
US District Judge Paul L. Friedman Monday rejected a Guantanamo Bay detainee's petition to have his heart operation transferred to a civilian facility. Saifullah Paracha, a multimillionaire businessman and television producer from Pakistan, petitioned the US District Court for District of Colum... ...[read more]
November 6, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
US District Judge James Munley Monday extended a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of two Hazleton, Pennsylvania immigration laws for 120 days so that both sides can prepare for trial on their validity. The temporary restraining order was initially set to expire on November 14. ...[read more]
October 18, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
A US district court judge from the Northern District of Texas has ruled that the one-year statute of limitations for bringing libel suits in Texas applies equally to articles posted on the Internet and articles in print. In dismissing a lawsuit against the Dallas Morning News, columnist Scott ...[read more]
October 16, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has recommended that three ex-employees of Anvil Mining, an Australian company, be tried for complicity in war crimes committed by Congolese government soldiers in 2004. The crimes alleged to have been facilitated by the ex-employees, a ...[read more]
October 11, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling has asked a federal judge to overturn his conviction, citing a recent federal appeals court ruling overturning the convictions of four former Merrill Lynch executives found guilty in connection with an Enron Nigerian barge scam. Skilling was convicted in May of 19 ...[read more]
October 9, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
An April trial date has been set for former Cabinet Office spokesman David Keogh and former parliamentary researcher Leo O'Connor, accused of violating Section 3 of Britain's Official Secrets Act by leaking a secret memo in which President Bush was said to have told Prime Minister Tony Blair... ...[read more]
October 4, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
The Federal Election Commission, has voted to change the way recounts are funded, making them subject to federal election fundraising limits rather than being exempt from those as they have been for nearly 30 years. The new advisory opinion adopted 4-2 comes 5 weeks before the November 7 mid-term ...[read more]
October 4, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
The US Attorney's office in Washington, DC has sent a letter to US House of Representatives counsel Geraldine Gennett asking her to save records from the office of former Congressman Mark Foley, who resigned last week at the outset of an e-mail sex scandal involving congressional pages. A US De... ...[read more]
October 2, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
Eight former Serbian police officers went on trial Monday in Belgrade's special war crimes court charged with the slaying of 48 ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1999. Their commander pleaded not guilty; the remaining defendants will enter their pleas Tuesday. All of the victims, who were killed in... ...[read more]
October 2, 2006
by Jonathan Rhein
The White House announced Monday that the Bush administration will allow US military aid for nearly two dozen countries that have not signed so-called Article 98 agreements which shield US soldiers from prosecution before the International Criminal Court (ICC) . The bilateral agreements provide ...[read more]

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