August 20, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled on Tuesday that existing US Food and Drug Association (FDA) regulations do not preempt a New Jersey woman's state claim that she was poisoned by the mercury in canned tuna. The suit alleges that Tri-Union, producers of Chicken-of-the-Sea bran... ...[read more]
August 20, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a California public school district's policy that parents may only observe their disabled children in the classroom for twenty minutes in order to evaluate the school's proposed education plan. The parents of a student (L.M... ...[read more]
August 17, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US Justice Department has sent so-called target letters to six Blackwater USA guards involved in the September 16 killings of 17 Iraqi civilians, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Sources told the Post that the letters, which provide an opportunity for the recipients to contest grand jury ...[read more]
August 13, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US Coast Guard on Wednesday resumed its investigatory hearings into a collision between a barge and a tanker which caused the spilling of approximately 400,000 gallons of oil into the Mississippi River on July 23, resulting in the temporary closure of a 100-mile stretch of the waterway. ...[read more]
August 13, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday reached a settlement agreement in a federal class action suit brought by two pro-immigration advocacy groups seeking to force the government to rule on the naturalization applications of over 350 immigrants living in Washington state. The ...[read more]
August 6, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a radio talk-show host's inflammatory remarks about a company which conducted interrogations for the US military atAbu Ghraib prison were protected under the First Amendment. In 2005, CACI International filed a defamation... ...[read more]
August 6, 2008
by Nick Fiske
Spain's National Court agreed Tuesday to hear a suit filed by pro-Tibet advocacy groups alleging that seven Chinese officials committed acts of genocide in connection with China's attempts to suppress protests against Chinese rule in Tibet in March. The suit, filed July 7 by the Tibet Hous... ...[read more]
August 3, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq announced Saturday that it has charged two US soldiers with premeditated murder, assault, making a false official statement and obstruction of justice in connection with the death of an Iraqi detainee. Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner and First Lt. Michael C. Behenna, ...[read more]
August 1, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday affirmed a decision to dismiss claims filed by fifteen current and former inmates alleging that various employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) violated their constitutional rights when they confiscated inmates' leg... ...[read more]
July 23, 2008
by Nick Fiske
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday denied an emergency stay for a Mississippi death row inmate challenging the state's lethal injection procedure. The court found that Dale Leo Bishop failed to establish that he would suffer an irreparable injury if... ...[read more]

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