Legal news from Sunday, December 24, 2006
11:12 EDT

[JURIST] China's National People's Congress [official website] started debate Sunday on the seventh draft of a landmark private property bill [Xinhua backgrounder] intended to protect state, collective and private property [CRI report]. If passed, the legislation will be first bill in China's history to specifically protect private ownership. The controversial [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Former US Army Sergeant Ricky Clousing [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], a paratrooper and interpreter who disputed the legality of the war in Iraq, was released Saturday from a military prison where he was serving a three-month sentence after pleading guilty [JURIST report] to going absent without leave for [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] A federal appeals court Friday suspended a November order [PDF text] by US District Judge Richard Leon requiring the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) [official website] to reinstate certain housing payments [JURIST report] to Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive] victims. The US DC Circuit Court of Appeals suspended the [read more]

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