Legal news from Saturday, January 6, 2007
11:01 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday his government might have to review relations with countries that criticized Saddam Hussein's execution [JURIST report], calling last Friday's hanging a domestic affair. In a speech in Baghdad celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the Iraqi army, he said, according to [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] US Marines Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich shot five unarmed Iraqi civilians ordered out of a white taxi after his unit took casualties in a roadside bombing in Haditha last November, according to a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) [official website] report obtained by the Washington Post. The Post [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] Friday granted certiorari in seven cases [order list, PDF], including a capital case, an endangered species case, and two labor-related cases among others. In the Texas death row case Panetti v. Quarterman (06-6407) [docket], the Court will determine whether it [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Umran Javed, a British Muslim, was convicted of incitement to murder and race hatred [BBC report] Friday after leading a February 2006 protest [BBC report] against the publication of satirical Danish cartoons depicting Muhammad [JURIST news archive] outside the Danish Embassy in London. Javed was taped leading the chant, [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Revised charges against a group of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] prisoners will be drawn up by the US military by February, with first evidence to be presented by this summer according to the chief prosecutor for the commissions speaking to Reuters Friday. US Air Force Colonel Moe Davis [read more]

08:01 EDT

[JURIST] FBI [official website] records [parts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6] released Thursday shed light upon late US Chief Justice William Rehnquist's [Wikipedia biography; JURIST news archive] public battle with prescription drug dependency [Reuters report] in the early 1980s. The records reveal that he was prescribed a powerful sleeping aid [read more]

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