Legal news from Wednesday, February 12, 2003
15:02 EDT

[JURIST] As Senate debate continued Wednesday on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, the office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch released a copy of a Tuesday floor statement in which the Senator deplored Democratic use of a filibuster and other "weapons of [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union Wednesday welcomed Congressional agreement [ACLU press release] on a funding curb for the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness cybersecurity and surveillance system pending review of privacy and civil liberties concerns. [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] Congratulations to HLS 2L Daniel B. Kirshner. Read Wednesday's press release from Harvard Law School [official website]. [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] Professor Michael Byers [faculty profile] of Duke Law School [official website] writes about the evolving rules of war as applied by the United States [LRB article] in the London Review of Books. [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Democrats have started a filibuster in the Senate to block a vote on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn more about filibusters and cloture (the procedure for stopping debate) [Senate backgrounder] from the US Senate. Late US Attorney General Elliot [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] The International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors Wednesday held North Korea in "non-compliance" with its nuclear safeguards obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and other accords, and referred the matter to the UN Security Council. Read the IAEA Board Resolution, a statement by IAEA Chairman Dr. Mohammed ElBaradei, [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union issued a highly-critical response Wednesday to the Justice Department's draft follow-up legislation to the USA Patriot Act, disclosed last week by the Center for Public Integrity. Read the ACLU press release. [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Watch streaming video of former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson [Princeton press release] speaking on From Rhetoric to Reality: Human Rights and Globalization at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs [official website] on February 6. [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Professor David P. Fidler [faculty profile] of Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington [official website] comments on the legal aspects of WMD [ASIL Insights article] for the American Society of International Law. [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] The American Bar Association has issued this press release on the meeting concluded Tuesday. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America has slammed the ABA's position [ATLA press release] on restricting recovery for asbestos damages. Several Senators have meanwhile praised the ABA's stance on class action legislation [Senator Orrin [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Watch streaming video of Beyond the UNCITRAL Digest, a conference on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law [official website] and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods [text] held at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law [official website] on February 7. [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Duke Law and Technology Review has just posted this iBrief [article text]. [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take up proposed human cloning legislation in a meeting scheduled for Wednesday at 10:15 ET. National Right to Life offers a legal backgrounder on the cloning-ban bill to be considered (which it approves) and various competing versions, including one recently introduced in [read more]

07:02 EDT

[JURIST] The full Senate resumes debate Wednesday on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the US DC Court of Appeals. Review part one and part two [debate transcripts] of Tuesday's debate in the Congressional Record. [read more]

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