Legal news from Monday, January 27, 2003
20:01 EDT

[JURIST] Read Special Master Kenneth Feinberg's statement reacting to Monday's lawsuit [complaint, PDF] by seven 9/11 victims' families alleging arbitrariness in awards from the September 11 Compensation Fund [official website]. [read more]

15:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court Monday adopted [US SC press release] a revised version [PDF text] of the Rules of the Court, to take official effect May 1, 2003. [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] Watch recorded video of Monday reactions to the UN weapons inspectors' reports on Iraqi compliance with Security Council Resolution 1441 from representatives of the United States, United Kingdom and South Africa, Iraq, China, Russia, Syria, France and Germany [links to recorded video]. [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] The full texts of Monday's UN inspectors' reports on Iraq's compliance with Security Council Resolution 1441 are online. Read the report by UNMOVIC Chairman Dr. Hans Blix [text] and the report by IAEA Chairman Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei. Dr. ElBaradei also offered a separate statement. Watch recorded video of the [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] Review a copy of the class action complaint [PDF text] by seven families of 9/11 victims alleging that the Special Master appointed to administer the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund [official website] has acted arbitrarily. [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in FCC v. NextWave [PDF opinion], affirming a DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Federal Communications Commission had improperly confiscated 200 wireless licenses from NextWave after it had filed for bankruptcy. Opinion by Scalia, concurrence by Stevens, dissent by Breyer. Get [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The official US Supreme Court Order List for Monday is now online [Order List, PDF]. No certs were granted. [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] Retired Air Force master sergeant Brian Patrick Regan is scheduled to go on trial in Virginia Monday on charges of offering secrets to Iraq, Libya and China in return for $13 million in Swiss francs. Read the indictment [PDF text], which includes excerpts from a letter allegedly written by [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Watch recorded video highlights of a panel discussion on terrorism featuring US Attorney General John Ashcroft held at the World Economic Forum [official website] in Switzerland on Friday. [read more]

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