Legal news from Saturday, November 6, 2010
13:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] rejected a petition [ruling, PDF] from Troy Anthony Davis [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] on Friday for a certificate of appealability (COA), ruling that Davis must appeal his case directly to the US Supreme Court [official website]. Davis [read more]

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[JURIST] Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and 21 co-defendants, including his wife and other relatives, were acquitted on Friday of charges of money laundering, breach of trust and insider trading. Taipei District Court [official website, in Chinese] Judge Chou Chan-chun cited lack of evidence [AFP [read more]

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[JURIST] The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) [advocacy website] on Friday filed a petition [text] asking the US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] to rescind the stay preventing the suspension of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive] policy. The LCR are [read more]

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[JURIST] A Peruvian judge on Saturday reinstated the parole of Lori Berenson [advocacy website], a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with a Marxist rebel organization. Berenson has served three-quarters of a 20-year sentence, making her eligible for parole [AFP report]. She must now remain in Peru until the [read more]

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