Legal news from Friday, August 6, 2010
16:08 EDT

[JURIST] Suspected terrorist Adis Medunjanin [JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty Friday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] to charges of participating in a plot to detonate a bomb inside the New York City Subway. In January, Medunjanin pleaded not guilty [JURIST [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum [official website] on Friday filed a response [text, PDF; press release] urging a federal court not to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the newly enacted health care reform law [HR 3590 text; JURIST news archive]. The lawsuit was filed in March and [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] Former Khmer Rouge [BBC backgrounder] official Kaing Guek Eav [case materials; JURIST news archive], also known as "Duch," has hired Cambodian lawyer Kang Ritheary to replace his previous lawyer, according to documents [text, PDF] released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] Friday. [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US State Department [official website] warned Thursday that the alienation of European Muslim communities through various laws and policies could fuel recruitment for terror groups. The Country Reports on Terrorism 2009 [text], an annual report the State Department is required to publish under federal law [22 USC § [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] transferred several high-profile prisoners to Guantanamo Bay to await trial in 2003, only to transfer them back into the CIA's network of secret prisons [JURIST news archives] so they would not be entitled to lawyers and access to US courts, the Associated [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Thursday failed to authorize a settlement between the US government and minority farmers for alleged discrimination. The $4.6 billion settlement would be distributed between several hundred thousand minority farmers. Among that group are Native American farmers claiming that the US Department of the [read more]

08:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Mexico [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday ruled [judgment, PDF; in Spanish] 8-2 that a Mexico City law allowing same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive] is constitutional. The law, passed last year [JURIST report], was challenged by Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez [official website, in Spanish], [read more]

07:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday announced that 14 individuals have been charged [press release] with providing money, personnel and services to the Somalia-based Islamic terrorism organization al-Shabaab [CFR backgrounder]. Prosecutors in the Southern District of Alabama, the Southern District of California and the District [read more]

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