Legal news from Sunday, November 2, 2008
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Spanish government on Saturday began to accept [MOJ materials, PDF, in Spanish] applications for citizenship from descendants of those who fled the country during its civil war [BBC backgrounder] of the 1930s. The law [text] which provides for return of an estimated 500,000 expatriates and their children was [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Judge Henry Kennedy of the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday ordered [order, PDF] the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] to release legal memoranda relating to the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic surveillance program [JURIST news archive]. The issue came before the [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] Officials from the German Foreign Ministry [official website] on Saturday said that Germany will seek a ruling from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] to block new claims for personal damages resulting from Nazi actions in World War II. Germany is seeking the ruling after a recent [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] Mexico's federal police commissioner Gerardo Garay has resigned in the face of recent allegations that Mexican law enforcement offices have been infiltrated by drug cartels. Garay said in a statement Saturday that he was resigning in cooperation with authorities so that he could resolve the allegations against him. Garay [read more]

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