Legal news from Sunday, May 20, 2007
12:05 EDT

[JURIST] Romanian voters Saturday rejected a referendum proposal to impeach reformist President Traian Basescu [official website, English version; BBC profile]. Basescu was suspended [JURIST report] by the opposition-dominated parliament last month for allegedly abusing his powers. Earlier this month, the Romanian Constitutional Court [official website] upheld an opposition-sponsored bill [JURIST [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] Australian Guantanamo detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] was transferred [US DOD press release] to a maximum security prison near his hometown of Adelaide, South Australia Sunday to serve the remainder of his nine-month prison sentence. In March, a US military commission [JURIST news archive] at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST [read more]

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[JURIST] The Texas Youth Commission (TYC) [official website] will release 226 inmates from its juvenile prison system after an investigation revealed that their sentences were improperly extended. Commission Special Master Jay Kimbrough, appointed [press release] early this month by Texas Gov. Rick Perry [official profile] to investigate the TYC, formed [read more]

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