April 24, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The High Court in London ruled Thursday that the British Treasury Department may not freeze the assets of suspected terrorists without going through Parliament first. Five UK terror suspects who had their assets frozen pursuant to two Orders in Council, the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) ...[read more]
April 24, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
Former White House advisor Karl Rove was allegedly involved in a 2004 scheme to have Chicago-based US Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald fired, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. According to the prosecutor, a witness at the corruption trial of political fundraiser Antoin Tony Rezko will t... ...[read more]
April 24, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The trial of former Saddam Hussein-era Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz and six others will begin next week, an Iraqi judicial official said Wednesday. The seven former officials face charges related to the 1992 execution of 42 merchants accused by Hussein's government of causing a sharp increas... ...[read more]
April 18, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
A judge in Zimbabwe on Friday dismissed an attempt by opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to block a partial recount of Zimbabwe's March 29 elections. Official election results have not yet been released, but independent tallies suggest that Tsvan... ...[read more]
April 18, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The US Senate voted 64-28 Thursday to direct the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to open an investigation into discrepancies between the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act (SAFETEA-LU) as approved in Congress and the version that was sent to the president for ...[read more]
April 18, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The Bush administration has asked the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to set aside a decision by a federal judge sitting in Vermont that allowed Vermont to regulate automotive greenhouse gas emissions. In Green Mountain Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Crombie, the US District Court for the ...[read more]
April 18, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The UN-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) swore in Silvana Arbia as new registrar in a ceremony at The Hague on Thursday, during which Arbia said that she intends to make protecting witnesses a priority as the ICC prepares for its first trial this year. Arbia was elected by the judges of ...[read more]
April 18, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
Canada requested in 2002 that the United States not send detainee Omar Khadr to Guantanamo Bay after his capture in Afghanistan, according to a letter submitted with court documents filed by Khadr's lawyers Thursday. Khadr's lawyers have argued that Guantanamo was an inappropriate place to d... ...[read more]
April 18, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The US Department of Justice has opened an internal probe into whether DOJ lawyers acted improperly when advising the US Department of Defense in a 2003 memorandum that military interrogators could employ a wide range of interrogation methods when questioning foreign detainees outside the United ...[read more]
April 17, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
South Korean prosecutors on Thursday charged Samsung Chairman and CEO Kun-Hee Lee with breach of trust and tax evasion, but decided not to charge him based on accusations that Samsung maintained a $200 million slush fund to bribe prosecutors, judges and civil servants. Nine other Samsung ...[read more]

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