January 2, 2008
by Ryan Olden
California filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday challenging the agency's decision to deny the state's request for a waiver that would have allowed it and 16 other states following its lead to impose stricter greenhouse gas emissions standards on cars... ...[read more]
January 2, 2008
by Ryan Olden
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday in a televised address that he was setting up a special commission to investigate widespread violence that broke out in the wake of last week's assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Looting, burning and general vandalism led to... ...[read more]
December 30, 2007
by Ryan Olden
The husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto called Sunday for an international investigation into the circumstances surrounding Bhutto's assassination last week. Asif Ali Zardari urged the United Nations to conduct an inquiry similar to the ongoing UN investigation into the 200... ...[read more]
June 29, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Ryan Olden, Pitt Law '10, files from Prishtina:The former Yugoslavia was a federal country comprised of many different ethnicities- Slovenes, Bosnians, Serbs, and Albanians and others. After the death of strongman Josip Tito in 1980, the federation began to break down as new leader Slobodan Mil... ...[read more]
April 9, 2007
by Ryan Olden
The city government of Washington, DC on Monday asked the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals for an en banc rehearing of a case that led to a controversial ruling last month invalidating the city's handgun ban. City lawyers warn that the current ruling severely limits the ability of loc... ...[read more]
April 9, 2007
by Ryan Olden
Judge Amy St. Eve of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion Monday for a mistrial in the prosecution of Canadian-born former media mogul Conrad Black on fraud charges. John Boultbee, a former associate of Black and his current co-defendant, requested a separate ...[read more]
April 3, 2007
by Ryan Olden
The anti-Syrian majority in the Lebanon parliament on Tuesday approved a petition asking UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to create a tribunal to investigate the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Members of the parliamentary majority say that Syria was responsible for the ...[read more]
April 3, 2007
by Ryan Olden
United States intelligence agents from the FBI and the CIA have been using secret prisons in Ethiopia to conduct interrogations, according to AP Tuesday. The report alleges that men, women, and children from the neighboring African nations of Somalia and Kenya have been secretly transferred to ...[read more]
March 27, 2007
by Ryan Olden
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Tuesday to reject proposed legislation which would have effectively ended the death penalty in the state. Had it passed, the proposed law would have set the maximum penalty for capital crimes at life in prison without parole. The debate was ...[read more]
March 27, 2007
by Ryan Olden
The Iowa Senate on Tuesday passed SF427, extending the state's civil rights protections to gay and lesbians. The controversial legislation would officially add gender identity and sexual orientation to the list of groups protected from discrimination in Iowa. The bill now moves to the Iowa Hous... ...[read more]

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