Legal news from Monday, April 3, 2006
19:04 EDT

[JURIST] The Netherlands [official website] should adopt immigration laws similar to those in Australia - widely considered the most stringent in the industrialized world and sometimes harshly criticized [JURIST report] - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende [official profile] said Monday during an official visit to Canberra. Balkenende said immigrants [read more]

18:04 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense Monday released 2,600 pages of case review documents [documents list] pertaining to Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] prisoners, finally making public the names of all 490 prisoners currently held at the facility after disclosing the identities of more then 300 last month. The documents [read more]

16:04 EDT

[JURIST] A jury has found Zacarias Moussaoui [JURIST news archive] eligible for the death penalty for his role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks [JURIST news archive]. Moussaoui pleaded guilty [JURIST report] last year to six conspiracy charges [indictment], admitting involvement with al Qaeda, but said at the time that [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] After waiting twenty-five years to get their day in court, lawyers for the Metis [Metis Nation website; press release] people of Manitoba delivered opening arguments Monday in a case that will determine whether 1.4 million acres of land - including a portion of Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital city - was [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] The World Trade Organization (WTO) [official website; JURIST news archive] has held that the US adhered to international trade rules in setting softwood lumber tariffs against Canada [JURIST news archive]. A WTO panel publicly released a report [PDF text] Monday that was originally disclosed to the parties in February. [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] AP is reporting that court officials have said that the jury in the Zacarias Moussaoui sentencing trial [JURIST news archive] has reached a verdict. The verdict will be read in court at 4 PM ET. Moussaoui pleaded guilty [JURIST report] to six conspiracy charges [indictment] last year relating to [read more]

13:04 EDT

[JURIST] Former Liberian President Charles Taylor [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty to war crimes charges in his first appearance before the Special Court for Sierra Leone [official website] Monday. Taylor initially refused to recognize the jurisdiction of the court but then entered a not guilty plea to [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] Jim McGinty [official profile], attorney general of Western Australia [government website], has announced plans to introduce legislation that would allow for regular television broadcast of court proceedings in the state, which would make the state's courts [official list] the first in the country to broadcast proceedings regularly. The proposal [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Nearly 3.6 million US households - roughly 3 percent of the total - fell victim to identity theft during a six month period in 2004, according to a US Department of Justice report [PDF text; abstract] released Sunday. The survey, sent to over 40,000 US households, follows a 2003 [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Nearly 3.6 million US households - roughly 3 percent of the total - fell victim to identity theft during a six month period in 2004, according to a US Department of Justice report [PDF text; abstract] released Sunday. The survey, sent to over 40,000 US households, follows a 2003 [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper [party profile] has said he's willing to reopen Canada's perenniel constitutional debate. In an interview with CBC radio [CBC report] Sunday ahead of Monday's opening of the 39th Parliament [historical list] in Ottawa, Harper said, "Ultimately, there will have to be constitutional changes, not [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] has refused to hear the appeal of Jose Padilla [JURIST news archive], who had challenged whether an enemy combatant can be held indefinitely without charge. Padilla, the so-called dirty bomber, was detained in 2002 and had challenged his continued detention [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The defense case for former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma [party profile] opened on Monday with testimony from Zuma about his role in the African National Congress (ANC) [party website]. Zuma's motion to dismiss the rape charges [JURIST report] that he faces was refused [JURIST report] by a [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] Defense lawyers begin their case this week in the trial of former Enron [corporate website, JURIST news archive] executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling [Houston Chronicle profiles]. The prosecution's case ended last week with US District Judge Sim Lake dismissing four counts [JURIST report] against the two, leaving 28 [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] Two men who are part of a class-action lawsuit against the US government have claimed that they were abused by dogs while being held in a New Jersey jail after the Sept. 11 attacks [JURIST news archive]. Ibrahim Turkmen and Akhil Sachdeva were arrested after Sept. 11 under terrorism [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] French union leaders and student groups hinted Monday that they might be willing to re-enter negotiations with the government of Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin a day after the law establishing the so-called First Employment Contract (CPE) [text, JURIST news archive] took effect on its publication in France's official [read more]

08:04 EDT

[JURIST] The United Kingdom launched [Home Office press release] its first non-police law enforcement agency Monday - the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) [official website; FAQ] - modeled after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official website] in the US. SOCA will have 5,000 employees on staff and its main [read more]

07:04 EDT

[JURIST] A spiritual advisor for former Liberian President Charles Taylor [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has said that Nigerian security forces led Taylor to the border of Cameroon to facilitate his escape, but then returned to arrest [JURIST report] him at gunpoint. Nigerian officials have denied such allegations. Taylor has [read more]

07:04 EDT

[JURIST] US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) [official website] said Sunday that he wants the full Senate to vote on an immigration bill by the end of the week, detailing three areas that must be addressed [press release]: border control, employer enforcement, and a guest worker program. Frist has [read more]

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