Legal news from Tuesday, April 1, 2003
21:04 EDT

[JURIST] Topping legal news now:Colleges and universities look for alternatives should Court overturn affirmative action | APUS "will adhere" to Geneva Convention | Daily TelegraphMoussaoui Wants Access to Jailed al-Qaida | APJustice budgets for terrorism | Federal Computer WeekLord Chancellor's role "should end" | The TimesUS Army POW rescued | [read more]

16:04 EDT

[JURIST] The Detroit Free Press has posted a partial transcript of Tuesday's oral arguments before the US Supreme Court in the Grutter v. Bollinger [UM case materials] University of Michigan law school affirmative action admissions case. [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] C-SPAN [official website] has just posted recorded audio of oral arguments made Tuesday before the US Supreme Court in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases. The arguments run for slightly more than 2 hours. For purposes of convenience, JURIST has separated the recordings of Grutter v. Bollinger (the [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] Topping legal news now:Court divided on affirmative action | UPIThousands Rally for Affirmative Action at High Court | Washington PostIraq war could speed Arab rights reform | ReutersUS to Stick to Checkpoint Rules After Killing of Civilians | New York TimesICRC says civilians must be protected in war | [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Tuesday's agency reports on humanitarian conditions in Iraq, generally governed by the terms of the Geneva Conventions and other instruments of international humanitarian law, are now online. The International Committee of the Red Cross [official website] says that its team of 15 delegates is visiting Iraqi prisoners of war [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Several reports out of Iraq since the outbreak of war have claimed that Iraqi forces have used civilians as involuntary "human shields" - see, for instance, this story from the Voice of America. Summing up the relevant law, a February 2003 briefing paper [text] by Human Rights Watch noted:The [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The New York-based monitoring group Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] says that feigning civilian or noncombatant status to deceive the enemy is a violation of the laws of war. In a statement released Monday following a weekend suicide bombing of American troops and a declaration by Iraq's Vice-President that [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that law students from the University of Pennsylvania Law School [official website] and from other law schools across the country have headed to Washington DC to demonstrate [Daily Pennsylvanian report] - and perhaps get a seat in the courtroom - at today's Supreme Court oral [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] Topping legal news now: Scores of legal briefs, dueling demonstrations mark affirmative action case | APHunting for illegal weapons| BBCChina Expresses "Strong Dissatisfaction" Against U.S. Human Rights Report | APRace at Issue in Opening Arguments of Gun Industry Trial | Law.comIraqi leaders could face war crime trials over suicide [read more]

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