Legal news from Wednesday, February 19, 2003
21:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Duke Law and Technology Review [official website] has published a new "iBrief" on the Pros and Cons of Online Dispute Resolution [text]. Vanderbilt Law Review [official website] has posted its 2002 Symposium Convergence on Delaware: Corporate Bankruptcy and Corporate Governance, and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law [official [read more]

20:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee has posted streaming video of its February 14 hearing [witness list] on President Bush's proposal to create a Terrorist Threat Integration Center co-ordinating the counterterrorism intelligence efforts of the FBI, CIA and other government agencies. [read more]

20:02 EDT

[JURIST] New and interesting Opinions issued Wednesday included In re: Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation [PDF text], a decision by Judge Shira Scheidlin of US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] refusing to throw out an investor lawsuit accusing Citigroup's Salomon Smith Barney, Goldman Sachs [read more]

18:02 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] Wednesday resumed debate on Iraq's compliance with Resolution 1441. A full summary of statements, plus streaming video of Wednesday's statements is now available from the UN. [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] The University of Texas at Austin School of Law [official website] announced Wednesday that it has hired Ronald Mann, a Texas alum and a leading authority on commercial law currently teaching at the University of Michigan Law School, to hold the William Stamps Farish Professorship in Law, effective September [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] A Seventh-Day Adventist pastor and his son, a medical doctor, were found guilty Wednesday of crimes against humanity and genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [official website]. They had been charged for their alleged participation in killings in the areas of Mugonero and Bisesero from April to [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] The University of Michigan Wednesday posted its briefs filed Tuesday with the US Supreme Court defending affirmative action admissions policies for the University of Michigan Law School [official website] (read the brief in Grutter v. Bollinger [PDF text]) and its undergraduate College for Literature, Science and the Arts (read [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] Wednesday (so far) on law professors' weblogs: on InstaPundit, Glenn Reynolds looks forward to participating in Friday's Marbury v. Madison 200th Anniversary Symposium (the actual anniversary is Monday the 24th) at his own University of Tennessee College of Law [official website].... on his fine new-and-improved Legal Theory blog, Lawrence [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] New and interesting papers on SSRN Wednesday include two pieces by political scientists - Is Criminal Justice Politically Feasible? [abstract] by Philip Pettit [faculty profile] of the Department of Politics, Princeton University [official website], and Resituating the Judicialization of Politics: Bush v. Gore as a Global Trend [abstract], by [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia confirmed Wednesday that the fourth Albanian indicted for crimes committed at a KLA prison in Kosovo has been arrested by Slovenian authorities (not in Vienna as originally reported on VOA). Read the full ICTY press release. Human Rights Watch has praised [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Black Law Students Associations at Yale Law School [official website], Harvard Law School [official website], and Stanford Law School [official website] joined to file an amicus brief [Yale Daily News report] Tuesday in support of the University of Michigan Law School's affirmative action admissions policy.... The University of [read more]

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