April 14, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is re-examining the last unsolved public lynching in the US, according to an FBI agent. FBI agent Stephen Emmett did not say whether the FBI will officially reopen the case, but said that recent technology and techniques may help unlock an earlier ...[read more]
April 14, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
A Japanese court on Friday rejected a suit filed by 3,200 citizens who argued that Japan's deployment of troops to Iraq violates the country's pacifist constitution, which bans the use of force to settle international disputes. The plaintiffs also argued that the Iraq war is a war of invas... ...[read more]
April 12, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
Chinese dissident Li Jianping went on trial Wednesday in China's Shandong province, facing charges of incitement to subvert state power for allegedly posting pro-democracy articles on the Internet. According to Human Rights in China, he was arrested in May 2005 for posting essays o... ...[read more]
April 12, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
Federal prosecutors have decided to drop its appeal in a case where the government sought to maintain a gag order to conceal the identity of a library that was subject to FBI demands for library patron records under the USA PATRIOT Act. The American Civil Liberties Union last year filed a ...[read more]
April 12, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
The International Court of Justice celebrated its 60th anniversary Wednesday, holding a solemn sitting at the Hague. The ICJ is the highest legal body in the United Nations and has served as a judicial intermediary between member states since the end of World War II. UN Secretary-General Kofi ...[read more]
April 11, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
French students and union members staged sporadic victory marches Tuesday to celebrate the government's withdrawal of the First Employment Contract (contrat premiere embauche, CPE) as legislators prepared for a vote on a replacement $180M job training and subsidization package that c... ...[read more]
April 11, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
A jury on Tuesday awarded $9 million in punitive damages to a New Jersey man who sued pharmaceutical giant Merck on grounds that his prolonged use of the drug Vioxx caused him to suffer a heart attack, marking the first suit involving facts of long-term use. John McDarby took the pain reliever ...[read more]
April 10, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
A UK High Court judge on Monday overturned laws designed to fight the rising number of sham marriages within the United Kingdom, ruling that the rules discriminated against immigrants and were incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The laws, which took effect in Febr... ...[read more]
April 10, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
Large numbers of immigrants and supporters assembled in cities across the United States Monday for a National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice, urging lawmakers to make it easier for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants to live in the country legally. The demonstrations come... ...[read more]
April 10, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
Ohio Governor Bob Taft is set to face a second round of disciplinary action for failing to report gifts that he received while in office. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel, part of the Ohio Supreme Court tasked with monitoring lawyer behavior, said Monday that Taft violated the Ohio Code of ...[read more]

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