June 5, 2008
by David Frueh
The Third Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal Wednesday ruled that a plan to ease prison overcrowding by transferring prisoners to out-of-state facilities does not violate the state constitution. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association and Service Employees ...[read more]
June 4, 2008
by David Frueh
The Greek Minister of Justice Tuesday quickly condemned as legally non-existent the first same-sex marriages performed in the country by the mayor of a small Greek island. Sotiris Hatzigakis said in a statement that Tilos Mayor Anastassios Alferis had overstepped his authority. The cerem... ...[read more]
June 2, 2008
by David Frueh
Australian advocacy group International Criminal Court Action (ICCACTION) sent a brief to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Friday requesting charges be laid against former Australian Prime Minister John Howard for war crimes in connection with his deployment of Australian troops to support ...[read more]
June 2, 2008
by David Frueh
Several Russian gay rights activists were arrested by police in Moscow Sunday for holding events commemorating the 1993 law that put an end to government prosecution for homosexual activity in Russia. For the third consecutive year, Moscow Pride held events around the city to elude officials ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by David Frueh
Twenty-eight anti-government activists were indicted in Zimbabwe on Monday on public disorder charges related to a strike organized by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) last week to protest the nondisclosure of the results in the March 29 presidential election. All the ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by David Frueh
The New Jersey Supreme Court Monday ruled that Internet service providers may not turn over users' personal information to police or other agencies unless they obtain a valid grand jury subpoena when the information sought relates to an indictable offense. The court held that the New Jersey cons... ...[read more]
April 19, 2008
by David Frueh
Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai has condemned as illegal a process of recounting votes in 23 constituencies that began Saturday after a judge dismissed an opposition appeal. The MDC won 109 seats in the country's 210-seat assembly in... ...[read more]
April 19, 2008
by David Frueh
Retired Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers was 'hoodwinked' into believing aggressive interrogation techniques used on Guantanamo detainees were taken from the army's field manual, University College London law professor Philippe Sands claims in his new book... ...[read more]
April 14, 2008
by David Frueh
A federal judge on Monday sentenced Samuel Israel, III, co-founder of collapsed hedge fund Bayou Group, to 20 years in prison. US District Judge Colleen McMahon also ordered Israel to make $300 million in restitution and forfeit interests in a $100 million account. In 2005, both Israel and Chief ...[read more]
April 14, 2008
by David Frueh
Serbia plans to officially request that the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) resume a probe into allegations that separatist Kosovo Liberation Army leaders were involved in trafficking organs taken from Serb prisoners during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo, Serbian ...[read more]

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