Legal news from Sunday, July 24, 2005
16:07 EDT

[JURIST] London police Sunday said they had arrested a third suspect in connection with the recent bombings that took place in the city's transit system. The arrest took place late Saturday "on suspicion of the commission, investigation or preparation of acts of terrorism" in the same south London area where [read more]

15:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile] told CNN's Sunday "Late Edition" [transcript] that the recent bombings in London and Egypt [IHT report] indicate the Patriot Act [text, PDF] is still a necessary law to prevent similar attacks from occurring in the US. Gonzales said the act now allows [read more]

15:07 EDT

[JURIST] The White House said Sunday that it will not release US Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' [Wikipedia profile] entire file during his tenure in two Republican administrations because of privacy and precedential reasons. Former US Senator Fred Thompson [Wikipedia profile], who is overseeing Roberts' journey through the nomination process, [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Myanmar's military-led government announced Sunday that it will not seek the rotating chairmanship of the regional Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) [official website] security organization as it was entitled to do. The announcement was made during ASEAN's Ministerial Meeting [official website] in Laos, and follows repeated expressions of [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] A spokesman for former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's bloc of secular Shiites [party website] threatened Sunday that members of the bloc would join Sunnis members in boycotting the proceedings of Iraq's constitutional drafting committee [official website]. Adnan al-Janabi expressed disapproval of the committee's lukewarm response to the walkout of [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair [official profile] expressed regret Sunday over the killing of a man police mistakenly thought connected [JURIST report] to July 21 London bombings [JURIST report]. Blair stated that the shooting of Brazilian citizen Jean Charles de Menezes was a “tragedy”, but defended the [read more]

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