Legal news from Wednesday, September 22, 2010
16:09 EDT

[JURIST] Kenyan businessman Joseph Gathungu filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] investigation into the violence following the 2007 Kenyan presidential election [JURIST news archive]. The suit, which was filed in the High Court [GlobaLex backgrounder] in Mombasa, argues that the ICC [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] Polish prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will open an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of accused USS Cole [JURIST news archive] bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri [NYT profile] at a secret CIA prison [JURIST news archive] in Poland. The investigation is in response to the request [JURIST report] filed Tuesday [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] heard arguments Tuesday in a case challenging the constitutionality of the False Claims Act [text], which allows citizen "whistle-blowers" to sue federal contractors for committing fraud against the government. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] Senior National [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) [advocacy websites] on Monday filed a federal lawsuit [press release] against the city of Pittsburgh, Police Chief Nathan Harper and more than 15 police officers on behalf of 25 people arrested during the September [read more]

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