Legal news from Saturday, June 9, 2007
11:06 EDT

[JURIST] US Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced Friday that an anticipated floor debate on a resolution expressing the Senate's lack of confidence [JURIST reports] in beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [JURIST news archive] will take place Monday. The no-confidence resolution, which is non-binding, will require the support of 60 [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) said [press release] Saturday that six civilian detainees had been killed and at least 50 injured as the result of an "indirect fire" attack on the US-operated Camp Bucca [Wikipedia backgrounder; JURIST news archive] detention facility. In April, the Washington Post reported that the [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] The United Nations (UN) responded Friday to a class action lawsuit filed against the UN and the Netherlands [JURIST report] earlier in the week by thousands of survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], insisting [press briefing transcript] it was immune under Article 2 Section [read more]

09:06 EDT

[JURIST] A Pentagon spokesman said Friday that the it will seek a reconsideration of rulings by two US military judges earlier this week dismissing all charges against Canadian detainee Omar Khadr and Yemeni detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan [JURIST reports]. Both judges found that the detainees could not be tried as [read more]

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