Legal news from Tuesday, February 18, 2003
22:02 EDT

[JURIST] NASA Tuesday released an amended version of the Charter for the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, reflecting changes in personnel and support staffing designed to better protect its independence. Read the NASA press release, the amended Board Charter [PDF], and a confirmatory letter [PDF] from NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe to [read more]

19:02 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] continued debate Tuesday on Iraq's compliance with Resolution 1441, hearing from representatives of approximately twenty countries, plus the Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States. Details [UN News Service report], a summary of statements and streaming video of the session are available [read more]

19:02 EDT

[JURIST] New and interesting papers on SSRN Tuesday included Protecting Human Rights in a Democracy: What Role for the Courts? [abstract], by Michael Perry of Wake Forest University School of Law [official website]; Bargains in the Information Marketplace: The Use of Government Subsidies to Regulate New Media [abstract] by Ellen [read more]

19:02 EDT

[JURIST] New and interesting Opinions issued Tuesday included Remsburg v. Docusearch [text], an online stalking and ID theft ruling from the Supreme Court of New Hampshire [official website]; Nordyke v. King [PDF text], a Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals [official website] panel holding on First and Second Amendment constitutionality [read more]

16:02 EDT

[JURIST] Three Kosovo Albanians who were guards at a KLA prison camp in Kosovo arrived at The Hague Tuesday for trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website]. Read the indictment [text] against them, originally issued on January 24 but only unsealed Tuesday. The ICTY issued [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Paul Berman [faculty profile] of the University of Connecticut School of Law [official website] speaks Tuesday at a faculty workshop at Duke Law School [official website] on the collision between global interconnection and national sovereignty in the age of cyberspace. Read an abstract and download the text of his [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] A coalition of civil liberties and Arab American groups asked the US Supreme Court [ACLU press release] Tuesday to review a November ruling [text] by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Court that authorized the US Department of Justice to expand its surveillance powers under the USA PATRIOT Act. [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] William Donaldson [White House press release] was sworn in Tuesday as the new Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission [official website], succeeding Harvey Pitt. Review remarks by President Bush and Chairman Donaldson [text] at the White House ceremony. [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] Today is the deadline for filing amicus briefs in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases, scheduled for oral argument before the Supreme Court on April 1. Harvard University announced Monday that it and seven other major universities (Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Brown, Penn, Chicago, and Duke) had joined in [read more]

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