Legal news from Saturday, March 21, 2009
12:03 EDT

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website] on Friday denied [order, PDF] a motion by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) [official website] to dismiss a lawsuit [materials] brought by Louisiana homeowners for damages suffered as a result of flooding [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] retired Saturday, paving the way for the official reinstatement of his predecessor, deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry [JURIST news archive]. Chaudhry will re-assume the office of Chief Justice [PTI report] Sunday. Dogar left the court [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] said Friday that the decision by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to expel 13 foreign aid agencies [JURIST report] earlier this month demonstrates that the ICC is justified in pursuing war [read more]

09:03 EDT

[JURIST] A federal jury at the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico [official website] on Friday found former Puerto Rican governor Anibal Acevedo Vila [JURIST news archive] not guilty on nine counts of conspiracy, false statements, and wire fraud, among other crimes. The charges stem from alleged [read more]

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