Legal news from Sunday, December 31, 2006
20:12 EDT

[JURIST] A slew of new US state laws will greet the New Year when they take effect on January 1. The state minimum wage will increase in Arizona [state Department of Labor (DOL) fact sheet], California [state DOL fact sheet], Delaware [state DOL fact sheet], Massachusetts [state Division of Occupational [read more]

20:12 EDT

[JURIST] The California state correctional facility in Chino [official website] was under lockdown Sunday after prison authorities put down a major race riot that broke out Saturday morning reportedly setting blacks and Hispanic inmates against each other in one of the worst instances of prison rioting in the state in [read more]

14:12 EDT

[JURIST] Apple Computer, Inc. [corporate website] Friday disclosed the findings of an internal report into alleged stock option manipulation by senior managers, including CEO Steve Jobs, purporting to clear its executives of any wrong-doing and concluding that Jobs did not "financially benefit" [Miami Herald report] from stock options, despite knowledge [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Less than 24 hours after his execution [JURIST report], the body of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive; BBC obituary] was buried in his home village of Ouja [Newsweek backgrounder] near Tikrit just before dawn local time on Sunday. Among the dozens of relatives and other mourners [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] An unofficial and grainy video [WARNING: graphic images] of the entire execution [JURIST report] of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive; BBC obituary], including his actual hanging, was posted on the Web late Saturday. The official video, broadcast [JURIST report] on Iraqi TV earlier in the day, had shown the [read more]

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