Legal news from Saturday, December 31, 2005
11:12 EDT

[JURIST] Russian officials on Saturday charged former Russian nuclear minister Yevgeny Adamov [Kommersant profile; JURIST news archive] with fraud and abuse of power, possibly stemming from US charges pending against him. Adamov was extradited from Switzerland to Russia [JURIST report], despite US attempts to require him to face trial in [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge on Friday granted a request by John W. Hinckley, Jr. [profile], who shot President Ronald Reagan and 3 others in 1981 [PBS report], for seven overnight visits with his parents in their home in Williamsburg, Virginia, 150 miles from Washington. Hinckley, who was found not guilty [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] President George W. Bush on Friday signed a $453.3 billion defense spending bill [text; JURIST report] which contains provisions banning the cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees in US custody, but also eliminates the ability of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] prisoners to challenge their detention in federal court. [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] Nebraska [JURIST news archive] Attorney General Jon Bruning has filed a petition seeking permission to appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] a December 15 ruling [decision, PDF] that declared the state's 1982 ban on corporate farming unconstitutional. The case was brought by [read more]

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