Legal news from Saturday, May 2, 2009
14:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Obama administration may reinstitute controversial military commission [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] proceedings for Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] military prison detainees in an announcement as early as next week, according to a New York Times report [text] Friday. On his first day in office in January, Obama [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Pacific Islands Forum [official website] on Saturday suspended [press release] Fiji's membership in the 16-nation bloc after Fiji's current military government failed to meet a May 1 deadline to schedule elections. Niue Premier and Forum Chairman Toke Talagi [official profile] said that the suspension stemmed from Fiji's recent [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] Lawyers for former Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] guards said the guards intend to appeal their convictions of torture and abuse in light of the recent release of four secret CIA interrogation memos [JURIST report], according to a Friday report [text] in the Washington Post. The lawyers said that [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama interrupted a press briefing [text] Friday to speak about the retirement of Justice David Souter [JURIST report]. Speaking about the nearly two decades of service and dedication that Justice Souter had given to the court, Obama said that he had thanked him on behalf of [read more]

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