Legal news from Thursday, November 25, 2004
14:11 EDT

[JURIST] Brazil (official government site in Portuguese) has announced that it has received full approval from the International Atomic Energy Agency to begin producing enriched uranium. The IAEA and Brazil had been ironing out a deal to allow the country to produce its own nuclear material so long as there [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] BBC News is reporting that Ukraine's Supreme Court has barred official publication of the country's presidential election results until it has considered the opposition's appeal.11:56 AM ET - The BBC now has a full story here. The English-language website of Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko, which is being continually updated [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors filed a 220-page brief on Wednesday evening with the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to uphold the conviction of Martha Stewart. Earlier this month, Stewart's attorneys argued that federal prosecutors improperly suggested that Stewart was charged with insider trading at her trial. The [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Marwan Barghouti, currently in an Israeli jail for involvement in terrorism, will seek the presidency of the Palestinian Authority, according to a top official in the ruling Fatah movement speaking Thursday. Barghouti is widely considered to be the most electable Palestinian candidate for the January 9th election. His candidacy [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] US District Judge Paul L. Friedman Wednesday denied a request by John Hinckley Jr. to spend more time away from St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC to visit his parents in Williamsburg, VA. Hinckley shot President Reagan and three others in 1981 and was acquitted after trial in 1982 [read more]

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