Legal news from Saturday, June 19, 2010
12:06 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention [official website] recommended Friday that Malaysia repeal or amend its internal security laws, which allow indefinite detainment without trial. At the end of an official visit [press release], the group said amending the laws would allow Malaysia to conform to the [read more]

12:06 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) [official website] Friday dismissed 49 terrorism lawsuits, including five cases against relatives of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archives], citing lack of evidence. Judge George Daniels dismissed claims against four half-brothers [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] plans to file a lawsuit challenging Arizona's controversial immigration legislation [SB 1070 materials; JURIST news archive], according to media reports Friday. Senior officials for the Obama administration are said to have confirmed the DOJ's intent [CBS report] after Secretary of State [read more]

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