Legal news from Saturday, December 26, 2009
17:12 EDT

[JURIST] US authorities on Saturday filed charges [press release] against a Nigerian national for allegedly attempting to set off an explosive device on an airplane bound from Amsterdam to Detroit on Friday. According to an affidavit [text, PDF] filed by Special Agent Theodore Peissig of the Federal Bureau of Investigation [read more]

15:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a measure raising the federal borrowing limit by $290 billion. The bill was passed pursuant to recommendations by officials at the US Treasury Department [official website] that additional funding was necessary to continue government operations. HR 4314 [LOC materials], which passed [read more]

12:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Pakistani Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan [official profile] said on Friday that the government was considering increasing the size of the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] to deal with the backlog of cases created by the Court's overturning [JURIST report] of the National [read more]

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