July 31, 2007
by Michael Sung
The New Jersey Superior Court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court decision that New Jersey is not an appropriate forum for 98 English and Welsh plaintiffs to proceed with personal injury lawsuits against the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant Merck. The court held that the UK was an adequate ...[read more]
February 15, 2006
by Zach Sparer
Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights: Draft Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in force of sections 1 to 9) Order 2006, UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights, February 13, 2006. Read the text of the report. Reported in JURISTs Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
February 14, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A UK parliamentary report released Tuesday concludes that British control orders confining and/or regulating the conduct of suspected terrorists who cannot be prosecuted in courts may violate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Eighteen control orders have so far been issued by UK ...[read more]
December 6, 2005
by James M Yoch Jr
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lacks the statutory authority to compel lawyers to provide periodic notice of privacy to clients under the 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, regulating financial institutions. The Court said that... ...[read more]
October 1, 2005
by Greg Sampson
The White House Friday threatened to veto a $440.2 billion defense spending bill if the Senate amended it to establish a national commission on detainee operations or include provisions regulating the detention, treatment, or trial of terrorists. In an official policy statement, the ...[read more]
December 7, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
The Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic, Decision on assigned counsel's motion for withdrawal, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, December 7, 2004. Excerpt:The Trial Chamber observes that assignment of counsel against the wishes of the accused is a developing area of the la... ...[read more]

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