May 8, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that local ordinances prohibiting convicted sex offenders (CSOs) from living near schools, playgrounds, and other public areas were preempted by the state's Megan's Law and, therefore, invalid. The court affirmed a July 2008 decision in the Appella... ...[read more]
May 8, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives on Thursday announced the Keep Terrorists Out of America Act, which would require approval from a state's governor and legislature before Guantanamo Bay detainees could be transferred or released into it. Under the the proposed me... ...[read more]
April 26, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
Taiwan and China on Sunday signed a landmark judicial cooperation agreement, under which each side will help to repatriate suspected criminals. The transfers of almost 40,000 criminals and suspects between the nations have been facilitated by non-governmental organizations since 1990, but the new ...[read more]
April 26, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
Kuwait's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Sunday that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has promised that the US will review the files of four Kuwaiti detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah met with Clinton on Saturday during... ...[read more]
April 22, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday announced charges against an Afghan of conspiring to finance terrorist activity. Haji Juma Khan, who was already detained on charges of narco-terrorism, is accused of providing the Taliban with proceeds from his drug opera... ...[read more]
April 22, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) might drop charges of disclosing national defense secrets against former pro-Israel lobbyists Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, a senior official said Tuesday. Government sources told the AP that there is still some support for going to trial with the case, which ...[read more]
April 19, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
US President Barack Obama is in violation of international law for declining to prosecute Bush-era CIA agents who allegedly used torture, UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak said in an interview published Friday in Austrian newspaper Der Standard. Nowak said the US is bound by the UN ...[read more]
April 19, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The government of Serbia on Friday submitted its arguments against the legality of Kosovo's unilaterally declared independence to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic said the government, in the almost 1,000 pages it submitted in the case, a... ...[read more]
April 15, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
A judge in India on Wednesday removed the defense lawyer from the trial of an accused gunman in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, citing a conflict of interest. Judge M.L. Tahiliyani said Anjali Waghmare could not represent Ajmal Kasab in the special court trial because she had agreed to ...[read more]
April 12, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the Sunday killing of Sitara Achakzai, a women's rights advocate in Afghanistan and a member of Kandahar's provincial assembly. Achakzai, who had returned to Afghanistan to pursue women's rights after living in Germany during the Taliban... ...[read more]

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