Legal news from Saturday, December 4, 2010
15:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) [official website] on Friday heard conflicting testimony [materials] from top military leaders on the services' readiness to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive]. Commandant of the Marine Corps General James Amos [official profile] urged the Committee [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] US tobacco companies including Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds [corporate websites], along with an industry trade group, filed an appeal [cert. petition, PDF] with the US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday to overturn a $271.5 million class action settlement. The settlement was awarded [ruling] by the Louisiana Court [read more]

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