Legal news from Saturday, January 1, 2005
13:01 EDT

[JURIST] In a year-end report on the federal judiciary issued Saturday Chief Justice William Rehnquist, still recovering at home from cancer treatment that has kept him off the bench since November, emphasized the need to protect judges from political pressure and threats, citing calls from some conservative groups in partiuclar [read more]

12:01 EDT

[JURIST] In a bid to expedite the already-urgent task of finding and burying the more than 4000 local victims of last Sunday's South Asian tsunami, officials in the Thai Department of Corrections have offered reduced prison terms to volunteering inmates convicted of petty crimes serving sentences of less than two [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] New laws slated to take effect January 1 with the start of the New Year came into force in many jurisdictions across the United States Saturday, affecting areas from health insurance to gay rights. In Maine, the state-supported universal health care program began coverage for small businesses and the [read more]

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