Legal news from Tuesday, January 28, 2003
22:01 EDT

[JURIST] Recorded video and an official transcript of the State of the Union Address delivered Tuesday evening by President Bush are now available from the White House. A fact sheet summarizing key initiatives [White House fact sheet] set out in the President's Address is also available. [read more]

21:01 EDT

[JURIST] In his State of Union Address Tuesday, President Bush announced the creation of a Terrorist Threat Integration Center [White House fact sheet] that will "merge and analyze terrorist-related information collected domestically and abroad in order to form the most comprehensive possible threat picture." The Center will involve elements of [read more]

17:01 EDT

[JURIST] Late Tuesday afternoon the White House released advance excerpts [White House press release] from the prepared text of the State of the Union Address that President Bush is to deliver Tuesday evening. [read more]

16:01 EDT

[JURIST] The White House unveiled a special State of Union [White House website] version of its website Tuesday afternoon in advance of this evening's official address delivered pursuant to Article II, Section 3 [text] of the US Constitution. The site features a video preview by Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, background [read more]

16:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Tuesday a judge's dismissal of his law clerk, ruling that his termination did not violate the First Amendment. Read Sheppard v. Beerman [opinion text, PDF]. Link courtesy Howard Bashman [How Appealing blog]. [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] President Bush offered a brief outline of Tuesday evening's scheduled State of the Union address in remarks prior to a Cabinet meeting Tuesday morning. Watch recorded video from the White House. [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] Monday's New York Police Department panel report on the NYPD's controversial investigation [ACLU press release] of the Central Park Jogger case is available online [report text, PDF] from the NYPD. A press release summarizes the panel's findings. [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Although no cert grants were announced in Monday's regular Order List [PDF text], the US Supreme Court did grant cert Monday in Castro v. United States, raising the question of whether a lower court can recharacterize a motion as a habeas corpus application. Read the US Eleventh Circuit Court [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Watch recorded video (with English simultaneous translation) of Tuesday's press conference in Hong Kong announcing liberalization of the Chinese Special Administrative Region's proposed "anti-subversion" law, Basic Law Article 23. Video of remarks made earlier Tuesday by Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa [recorded video] is also available. Learn more [read more]

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