Legal news from Tuesday, July 25, 2006
20:07 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday dismissed [ruling, PDF; press release] a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Illinois [advocacy website] on behalf of state residents against AT&T [corporate website] for allegedly turning over phone records to the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] as part of its [read more]

19:07 EDT

[JURIST] A Chinese court has delayed a verdict for the second time in the trial of Zhao Yan [HRIC profile, PDF], a former New York Times researcher accused of providing state secrets to foreigners. According to Zhao's lawyers, the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ordered the delay without giving [read more]

19:07 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge in Houston denied a motion Tuesday from former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling [Houston Chronicle profile] that would have overturned his conviction [JURIST report] on 19 out of 28 securities and wire fraud and insider trading counts [verdict slip, PDF] because of insufficient evidence. US District Judge [read more]

19:07 EDT

[JURIST] The retrial [BBC Q&A] of five Bulgarian nurses [JURIST report] and a Palestinian doctor accused of spreading HIV to more than 400 Libyan patients [JURIST news archive] who were mostly children has been postponed yet again to allow the prosecutor to summon defense witnesses who have not yet appeared [read more]

16:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] filed a lawsuit Tuesday to prevent two members of the Missouri Public Service Commission [official website] from gathering information about whether Missouri consumers' telephone records were released to the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] in connection with its domestic surveillance [read more]

15:07 EDT

[JURIST] Two Republican members of the US Congress announced a proposal [summary, DOC] Tuesday to bridge the gap between the Senate and House versions of immigration reform legislation [JURIST news archive]. The plan devised by US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) [official website] and US Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) incorporates [read more]

15:07 EDT

[JURIST] A bill that would set up a nationwide online database of sex offenders' homes and workplaces is awaiting President Bush's approval following passage Tuesday by the US House. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 [HR 4472 summary; PDF text], named after a Florida boy [Wikipedia [read more]

14:07 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] said Tuesday it has appealed the dismissal [ACLU press release] of a highly publicized lawsuit [ACLU case materials] brought by the ACLU against CIA Director George Tenet and other agency officials and employees on behalf of Khalid el-Masri [JURIST news archive], [read more]

14:07 EDT

[JURIST] Democrats in the US Senate are proposing additional exemptions for a bill that would punish those who help a minor cross state lines to receive an abortion [JURIST news archive] without parental consent or notification. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) [official website] plans to offer an amendment to the Child [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] The UK Home Office [official website] announced plans to overhaul Britain's immigration system [press release] Tuesday in a review [PDF text] outlining how the Home Office's Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) [official website] will respond to the impact of globalization, changing travel patterns and evolving international crime and terrorism. [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] The youngest suspect arrested in June in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to attack Canadian targets [JURIST reports] has been released on bail. The 16-year-old, whose name has not been publicized because he is a minor, was released Monday after a judge spent nearly two weeks deliberating, according [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] Three men convicted in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings [BBC report] will likely be executed [JURIST report] in late August, a spokesman from the Bali district attorney's office said Tuesday. Under Indonesian law, head of Denpasar's district attorney office Made Suratmaja cannot disclose the location or date when the [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] Three men convicted in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings [BBC report] will likely be executed [JURIST report] in late August, a spokesman from the Bali district attorney's office said Tuesday. Under Indonesian law, head of Denpasar's district attorney office Made Suratmaja cannot disclose the location or date when the [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] The joint UN-Cambodian court that will try former leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge [JURIST news archive] regime that decimated Cambodia's population in the "killing fields" of the late 1970s must move quickly or risk the deaths of more of the aging genocide suspects, the US ambassador to Cambodia [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Nepal’s reinstated parliament on Tuesday directed the government to ratify [CICC backgrounder] the Rome Statute [PDF] of the International Criminal Court, the new international tribunal established to try crimes against humanity. “Nepali people want an end to impunity," a parliamentary declaration said. "They also want to see human rights [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] A terror watch list [FBI FAQ] designed to keep suspected terrorist from entering the United States through one of 324 points of entry is vague and ineffective, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [official website] Inspector General Richard Skinner [official profile] said Monday. Skinner released an unclassified version of a [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Momcilo Mandic, the former Bosnian Serb justice minister in the wartime government under Radovan Karadzic [ICTY case backgrounder], pleaded not guilty [press release] at the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina [HRW backgrounder] on Tuesday to charges [JURIST report] of war crimes, crimes against humanity, [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) [official website], chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday defended his proposal to subject the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program [JURIST news archive] to review by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [FJC backgrounder], saying that the court is well suited to consider the [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] Native Americans participating in the ten-year-old Indian Trust case [Cobell v. Norton litigation website] involving the alleged mismanagement of American Indian money [DOI Indian Trust Fund website] by the US Department of the Interior [official website] have indicated they may be willing to settle their lawsuit for $8 billion. [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Monday called for renewed efforts [press release] to protect children in areas of armed conflict to build on progress in implementing Resolution 1612 [PDF text], which requires international monitoring of children's rights in seven areas of armed conflict. Though the resolution, adopted [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] Thailand's criminal court on Tuesday sentenced three members of the Election Commission of Thailand [official website, in Thai] to four years in jail for violating election law in connection with arrangements for the April parliamentary election [BBC report]. The results of that election have since been annulled [JURIST report] [read more]

07:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) [official website] announced plans Monday to introduce legislation that will give Congress the power to file court challenges against presidential bill signing statements [1993 DOJ backgrounder] in order to have the signing statement declared unconstitutional. Specter's comments came on the same day [read more]

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