May 15, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 15, 2006, Saddam Hussein was formally charged with crimes against humanity in connection with a 1982 crackdown in the town of Dujail following an assassination attempt on the former president. Although Saddam's trial began in October 2005, under Iraqi criminal law defendants are not ...[read more]
July 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart to 10 years in prison, increasing her original sentence of 28 months. Stewart was convicted by a jury in 2005 on charges of conspiracy, giving material support to terrorists and defrauding the US government for smuggling ...[read more]
September 17, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
US President George W. Bush Monday nominated retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey to serve as the next attorney general of the United States. Mukasey, 66, retired from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2006 after 18 years- the last six of them as chief judge. He ...[read more]
September 16, 2007
by Michael Sung
Former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey is emerging as the leading candidate to head the US Department of Justice, the New York Times and AP reported Saturday. Mukasey, who retired from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2006 after 18 years, has been previously endorsed ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Giovanni Di Stefano: On the 17th March 2007 I wrote to the Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, seeking leave to prosecute in the criminal courts in accordance with the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 Judge Raouf Abdel Rahman, the judge that sentenced Saddam Hussein et al to death.I am pleased to co... ...[read more]
March 11, 2007
by Caitlin Price
The Iraqi judge responsible for sentencing Saddam Hussein to death is not seeking political asylum in Great Britain, according to the Iraqi High Tribunal Sunday. Judge Rauf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman has been in London since December but reportedly confirmed to the tribunal that he does not intend to ...[read more]
October 16, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Convicted civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart received a sentence of 28 months Monday. Stewart was convicted of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists for helping imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman communicate with his terrorist followers. Stewart was also convicted of defrauding ...[read more]
September 5, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Federal prosecutors have asked that a judge sentence civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart to 30 years in prison, saying that Stewart's egregious, flagrant abuse of her profession ... deserves to be severely punished. Stewart was convicted of conspiracy and providing material support to... ...[read more]
July 27, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Chief Judge Raouf Abdel Rahman on Thursday ordered proceedings in the Saddam Hussein trial adjourned until October 16, when a verdict against the ousted Iraqi president is expected to be announced. Hussein was not in court Thursday, but his former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan and Awad Hamed ...[read more]
July 26, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Saddam Hussein attended trial proceedings Wednesday for the first time since the prosecution called for the death penalty during closing arguments in June. In a statement to Presiding Judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman, Hussein asked to be executed by firing squad rather than hanging and complained that he ...[read more]

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