Legal news from Tuesday, December 21, 2004
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] Judge Alvin Hellerstein of Manhattan federal court refused Tuesday to accept an ex-AOL employee's plea of guilty to charges of conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property, saying that he wasn't sure the man had actually committed a crime under the new federal can-spam legislation. Jason Smathers, fired by [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] Updating a continuing story on JURIST's Paper Chase, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Baikal Finance Group, the little-known company that bought the production arm of oil giant Yukos at auction from the Russian authorities over the weekend, had a long history in the energy sector and that [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] The French Foreign Ministry has announced that two French journalists held hostage in Iraq since August and whose release was initially made contingent upon the French government not allowing its ban on religious headscarves and regalia in public schools to go into force have been released and handed over [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] Los Angeles defense lawyer Mark Geragos, attorney for Scott Peterson, has launched a website to solicit donations for continuing the investigation into their deaths, insisting that "Scott Peterson has been unjustly convicted" of the murders of his wife Laci and unborn son Connor. Peterson is currently awaiting formal sentenecing [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] An anonymous donor has posted a $100,000 reward for information leading to charges in the unsolved "Freedom Summer" slayings of 3 civil rights workers in Mississippi in June, 1964 (read this background news report on the 40th anniversary opf the murders from WBLT in Jackson). The three volunteers, in [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] An Indian court Tuesday granted bail to the co-founder of Baazee.com, an Indian auction service owned by EBay, pending his trial on indecency charges brought after an auctioner attempted to use the site to sell a home sex tape featuring two students from an elite public school. The case [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Iraqi Special Tribunal charged with trying Saddam Hussein and other members of his regime with crimes against humanity responded to recent criticisms about the transparaeny of its process Tuesday by issuing a statement proclaiming its commitment to fairness: "The Iraqi special tribunal wants to ensure that it is [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday overturned a lower federal court ruling and reinstated indictments against seven people from Los Angeles accused of providing "material support" to a group defined as a "terrorist organization" by the State Department which was involved in activities supported by the Saddam [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] FBI records released late Monday by the ACLU pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request include complaints in 2004 about military impersonation of FBI agents while using "torture technqiques" against prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and allege that there was direct Presidential authority in the form of an Executive [read more]

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