Legal news from Sunday, August 27, 2006
15:08 EDT

[JURIST] New Orleans Judge Arthur Hunter [NO District Court website] is slated to start reviewing the records of New Orleans prisoners in view of their possible release on Tuesday, the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive], which devastated the city and its court system [JURIST report] last [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] US government lawyers and US military lawyers are butting heads as the White House attempts to limit the role of the latter in framing draft legislation that would change the rules for trials of suspected terrorists, the Boston Globe reported Sunday. The military lawyers are particularly concerned [JURIST report] [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqi Defense Minister Hashem al Shebli said Saturday according to McClatchy Newspapers that the notorious Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] prison is now empty as US officials have recently finished moving the prison's remaining 3,600 prisoners to other US-run detention centers. Some prisoners were released; most were sent to [read more]

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