Legal news from Saturday, July 2, 2005
15:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Egyptian judges' syndicate released a report Saturday stating that the results of a nationwide poll on regulations for the upcoming presidential elections were unreliable due to fraud. The group of 8,000 judges pointed to extremely low turnout in polling stations supervised by the judiciary and extremely high turnout [read more]

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[JURIST] An adviser to outgoing Iranian president Khatami said Saturday that Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [Wikipedia profile] is not the man in a photograph taken during the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Saeed Hajjarian, a former top secret agent, said that the man in [read more]

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[JURIST] The China National Offshore Oil Company Ltd. (CNOOC) [official website] submitted the details of its $18.5 billion bid to purchase Unocal [corporate website] to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States [official website] Friday. The purchase would mark the largest acquisition of a US corporation by a [read more]

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[JURIST] The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) [official website] has released a new report calling for the closure of the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, saying it has fueled hatred toward the West and has increased al-Qaida membership. The human rights group has recommended a "calendar [read more]

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[JURIST] Republicans and Democrats have begun bracing for the upcoming battle over who will replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor [OYEZ biography] after she announced her retirement [JURIST report] from the court Friday. The debate is expected to be over a likely list of candidates including federal appellate judges [read more]

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[JURIST] Iraq UN ambassador Samir Sumaida'ie [Iraq UN Mission profile] has accused US Marines of shooting to death his 21-year old cousin Mohammed al-Sumaida'ie during a raid of his father's house in Haditha, a city in Iraq's western Anbar province that has been a focus of recent US security operations [read more]

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[JURIST] A White House spokesman acknowledged Friday that the administration had so far turned up no evidence to support allegations that Iranian president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [Wikipedia profile] played a role of the 1979 Iranian takeover [BBC backgrounder] of the US embassy in Tehran. Ahmadinejad was elected president [JURIST report] just [read more]

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