Legal news from Wednesday, January 8, 2003
17:01 EDT

[JURIST] Read Wednesday's US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld [PDF opinion], holding that the United States government has properly detained an American citizen captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan by declaring him an enemy combatant and denying him an attorney. [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] Outgoing Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy fired a warning shot [Leahy press release] Wednesday across President Bush's renomination of Judge Charles W. Pickering [official profile] to the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] The full text of the University of Maryland study indicating that race affects the way that death penalty cases are handled in Maryland is now available online [PDF text]. Read the accompanying press release from the University of Maryland. [read more]

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