Legal news from Sunday, August 2, 2009
16:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday reversed [opinion, PDF] a lower court ruling that had dismissed a discrimination lawsuit filed by more than 200 African-American members of the Capitol Police [official website] in 2001. The issue involved whether the officers [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Obama administration is considering creating a maximum security prison that would hold both military and civilian detainees as well as a courtroom to accommodate remaining Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees, according to senior administration officials cited [AP report] by the Associated Press Sunday. The proposed facility would [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] Iran began the trial of 100 detained protesters from the post-election turmoil [JURIST news archive] Saturday as former Iranian president Mohammad Ali Khatami [RealiteEU profile] decried [statement, in Persian] the proceedings as a "show trial." Khatami said that the proceedings are against the Iranian constitution and laws and challenged [read more]

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