Legal news from Tuesday, February 4, 2003
15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Watch recorded video from the UN of voting and first ballot results in the election of 18 judges to the new International Criminal Court [UN backgrounder]. Second ballot voting will proceed on Wednesday. Learn more about the election procedure from UN Radio. [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission has posted recorded audio of Tuesday's open meeting on securities depository rules and investment company compliance systems. A press release summarizing actions taken at the meeting is also available. [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday overturned an Ohio death penalty conviction on grounds that the trial judge's instruction to the jury leaving the impression that juror unanimity was required to mitigate the punishment from death to life imprisonment clearly violated the Eighth Amendment. Read Davis v. [read more]

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[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed the connection between the rule of law and development [UN press release] in a message Tuesday to a conference of African jurists in Nigeria. [read more]

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[JURIST] Review Monday's order [PDF text] granting Microsoft a stay and expedited appeal of a lower court ruling [PDF text] directing it to provide a Windows-based version of Sun Microsystem's Java language. [read more]

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