Legal news from Friday, February 21, 2003
17:02 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought last week [JURIST report] against President Bush and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld by a coalition of US soldiers, parents of US soldiers and Congressmen challenging the authority of the President and the Secretary of Defense [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] The US State Department has posted an updated fact sheet listing the 150 States Parties and Signatories to the Chemical Weapons Convention [text]. Iraq is not a signatory. [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] Rustenhaven v. American Airlines [PDF opinion] (February 21, US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals [official website]). "In action arising out of the crash of American Airlines Flight 1420, award of $2 million for loss of consortium was not supported by the evidence and should be remitted to $500,000; award [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] Law faculty and students debated affirmative action [Seattle Post-Intelligencer report] Thursday at Seattle University Law School [official website].... Also Thursday, law professors Doug Laycock and Lino Graglia went head to head on the same issue at the University of Texas School of Law [official website].... A new study by [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] In a letter to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, the International Commission of Jurists [official website] Friday expressed its alarm at the arrest [BBC News report] of High Court Justice Benjamin Paradza in his chambers February 17 for allegedly obstructing the course of justice. Read the Commission's letter [text]. [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Glenn Reynolds is blogging "live" from the Marbury v. Madison 200th anniversary conference going on today at the University of Tennessee College of Law [official website].... On his Legal Theory weblog, Lawrence Solum of Loyola Los Angeles Law School [official website] rounds-up some of the latest work in legal [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Harvard Law Review [official website] (which unfortunately does not publish online in full text) has posted a notice of its February 2003 issue. Read an abstract of Taxing Sunny Days: Adjusting Taxes For Regional Living Costs and Amenities [PDF] by Michael S. Knoll [no homepage currently available] of [read more]

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