US law and business press ~ Possible compensation for released Gitmo detainee, minimum billable requirements, political satire as free speech Maryam Shad at 5:50 AM ET
In Monday's US law and business press, the Legal Times reports on the possibility that the first detainee to be released from Guantanamo Bay after a military review tribunal ruled he had been wrongfully designated an "enemy combatant" may receive compensation for unlawful incarceration from the federal government.... The Legal Times also features a story on University of MD law professor Michael Greenberger and his expertise in counterterrorism, which may lead to his defining the parameters of that body of law.... The Sacramento Business Journal reports that a security supervisor at McClellan Air Force Base has been indicted on federal charges for using his pass keys to steal more than $400,000 of equipment and sell it on the Internet.... The National Law Journal examines the ability of law firms to make money with a 1,600-hour minimum billable requirement.... The Texas Lawyer reports on a recent TX Supreme Court ruling that political satire is a protected form of free speech even if it is not clearly labeled or if it attributes false quotes to real public officials.... FindLaw's Writ carries human rights attorney Joanne Mariner's column on whether the international community has a legal obligation to end the violence in Darfur, Sudan.
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