Legal news from Monday, November 3, 2008
17:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Monday in the case of Wyeth v. Levine [oral arguments transcript, PDF; merit briefs], in which the court will consider whether the drug labeling requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act [text] [read more]

16:11 EDT

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) [official website] and the Swiss Armed Forces on Monday began their second annual Senior Workshop on International Rules Governing Military Operations (SWIRMO) [official website; press release], designed this year to teach senior military officials from 51 countries how to apply the [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website; JURIST news archive] has rejected [court order, in French, PDF] a release request by former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan [JURIST news archive]. Samphan is charged with crimes against humanity for his involvement in the regime's [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] Members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement [NYT backgrounder; JURIST news archive] Monday renewed their demands for the reinstatement [News report] of all superior court judges dismissed last November 3 following then-Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule [JURIST report], and threatened more anti-government protests if their demands are [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Indonesian Supreme Court on Monday rejected last-minute appeals filed by relatives of the three men sentenced to death for their roles in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings [BBC backgrounder], with a judge saying the men had exhausted their rights of appeal. Lawyers for the three convicted members of [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two cases Monday. In District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the Court will consider whether a defendant has the right, under 42 U.S.C. 1983 [text] or the Due Process clause of [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] A US military commission jury has convicted [DOD press release] alleged al Qaeda media director Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al Bahlul [DOD materials] of conspiring with al Qaeda, soliciting murder, and providing material support for terrorism. The jury reached a verdict [JURIST report] on Friday, but it was not [read more]

08:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday ordered [opinion, PDF] a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney [official profile; JURIST news archive] to make herself available to be deposed in a case over preservation of vice presidential records. A Washington DC advocacy [read more]

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