Legal news from Thursday, May 13, 2010
16:05 EDT

[JURIST] A lawyer from the Spanish National Court Office of the Prosecutor on Wednesday petitioned judge Ismael Moreno to issue arrest warrants for 13 CIA agents who allegedly kidnapped a German citizen of Lebanese descent in 2003 as part of the Bush administration's extraordinary rendition [JURIST news archive] program. Khaled [read more]

15:05 EDT

[JURIST] Zimbabwe Attorney General Johannes Tomana on Wednesday appealed the recent Supreme Court [court website] decision to acquit [JURIST report] Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) [party website] party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of terrorism and insurgency charges. Tomana alleged [AllAfrica report] that [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] Israeli forces unlawfully destroyed civilian property [press release] during the 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in the Gaza strip, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said in a report [text] Thursday. According to the report, "'I Lost Everything': Israel's Unlawful Destruction of Property in the [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] Mobile phone maker HTC [corporate website] filed a complaint [press release] Wednesday against Apple [corporate website] with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] to freeze the importation and sale of iPhones, iPads, and iPods. HTC, based in Taiwan, has accused [ET report] Apple of infringing five patents, [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] announced Thursday that the Office of the Prosecutor [official website] has filed a motion to amend [press release] the indictment against former Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic [case materials; JURIST news archive]. Prosecutors believe that [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] The upper house of the Kazakhstan parliament [official website] approved a constitutional amendment on Thursday to expand the powers of President Nursultan Nazarbayev [official website]. The bill, which was introduced to the parliament just last week, was approved [JURIST report] by the lower house of parliament on Wednesday, and [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Tuesday filed its first response [brief text] to one of several lawsuits challenging the controversial new health care reform law [text; JURIST news archive]. In a brief filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [official [read more]

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