Legal news from Monday, August 25, 2008
15:08 EDT

[JURIST] Prosecutors in Thailand have asked the nation's Supreme Court to seize over $2 billion from the frozen accounts and holdings of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and his wife Pojamarn Shinawatra [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who already forfeited nearly $400,000 when they fled [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] Former Pakistani prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) [party website] head Nawaz Sharif [JURIST news archive] on Monday followed through with threats [JURIST report] to withdraw his party from the coalition government. Sharif had set Friday as the deadline for the PML-N and the Pakistan People's [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] Officials from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) [official website] said Friday that notes found in the clothes of three Guantanamo detainees who committed suicide [JURIST report] in 2006 indicated that they were seeking martyrdom. Military investigations of the suicides began [JURIST report] immediately after the two Saudi and [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Texas Third Court of Appeals [official website] has allowed money-laundering indictments to stand against two alleged co-conspirators of former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) [JURIST news archive], rejecting their argument that the state laws used to prosecute them were unconstitutionally vague or overbroad. The Austin-based intermediate [read more]

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