Legal news from Monday, October 18, 2010
14:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Zimbabwe Supreme Court announced Monday that it would refuse to hear a civil rights case brought by Finance Minister Tendai Biti [official profile] over his 2008 arrest [JURIST report] on treason charges because he did not file an appeal in time. Biti, who is secretary general of the [read more]

13:10 EDT

[JURIST] A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced former deputy director of the Ministry of Transportation [official website, in Vietnamese] Huynh Ngoc Si to life in prison for accepting bribes [VnExpress report, in Vietnamese] while managing a Japanese-funded road project, according to state news agencies. Si was convicted of receiving USD [read more]

12:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website, JURIST news archive] on Monday granted certorari [order list, PDF] in Ashcroft v. al-Kidd [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether former US attorney general John Ashcroft [JURIST news archive] is entitled to absolute or qualified immunity against claims that he used the [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday extended the deadline for Congress to approve the $3.4 billion settlement concerning the US government's alleged mismanagement of funds [DOI materials] held in trust for American Indian landowners [JURIST news archive]. Judge Thomas [read more]

08:10 EDT

[JURIST] A US soldier accused of killing three Afghan civilians [JURIST report] in an unprovoked rogue assault earlier this year will face a court-martial for premeditated murder, the US Army [official website] announced Friday. Specialist Jeremy Morlock of Joint Base Lewis McChord [official website] is one of five soldiers accused [read more]

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