January 19, 2008
by Dennis Zawacki II
Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge told the Associated Press Friday that he has no doubt that the controversial interrogation technique waterboarding should be considered torture. Ridge noted that he didn't have specific information about interrogation techniques used by in... ...[read more]
January 19, 2008
by Dennis Zawacki II
Chinese company Zhongyi Electronic sued Microsoft Friday in Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court claiming that Microsoft has been using a technology that converts Roman characters to Chinese characters without paying Zhongyi a license fee for the program. Microsoft has denied the allegations... ...[read more]
January 12, 2008
by Dennis Zawacki II
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that NASA cannot compel low-risk contract employees working at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory to undergo intensive background checks. NASA has been conducting background checks of employees since it was founded in 1958, but contract ...[read more]
January 7, 2008
by Dennis Zawacki II
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Monday ruled that a 2005 lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) should not have been dismissed by a lower federal court. The National Education Association and individual school districts in Texas, Michigan and Vermont filed the ...[read more]
December 31, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
The South Korean Ministry of Justice on Monday said that 75 politicians and businessmen would receive amnesty as part of President Roh Moo-hyun's last round of presidential pardons. Among those granted amnesty is former chairman of the Daewoo group Kim Woo-choong, who was convicted last year of... ...[read more]
December 31, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
Suspected Afghan terrorist Abdul Razzak died of colorectal cancer Sunday while in US custody at Guantanamo Bay. Razzak had been receiving chemotherapy treatment since October after being diagnosed with cancer and is the first detainee to die of natural causes while being held at Guantanamo. ...[read more]
December 30, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
The Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry confirmed Saturday that 10 Saudi detainees released from Guantanamo Bay have returned home. With the latest release, roughly 275 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay, approximately 60 of whom have been cleared for release. Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin ...[read more]
December 30, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has overturned a $156 million verdict awarded in 2004 by a federal jury to the family of a 17-year-old killed in the West Bank against several US-based charities accused of supporting terrorism. In its opinion Friday, the appeals court ruled that the ...[read more]
December 25, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
Cambodian students and Buddhist monks protested Tuesday in Phnom Penh, asking the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC) to quickly begin trials against former leaders of the late-1970s Khmer Rouge communist regime for crimes against humanity. Over 600 demonstrators took to the ...[read more]
December 25, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
Italian police have arrested former Uruguayan naval intelligence officer Nestor Jorge Fernandez Troccoli for crimes relating to the kidnapping and murder of Italian citizens and others who opposed South American military dictators during the 1980s, according to Italian media reports Monday. The ...[read more]

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