Legal news from Saturday, April 23, 2005
15:04 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch [official website] issued a report Saturday calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the roles of US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former CIA director George Tenet in connection with US mistreatment and torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] and faciltities [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] Connecticut Superior Court judge Patrick J. Clifford ruled Friday that convicted serial killer Michael Ross [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] is mentally competent to waive his death penalty appeals. Ross, who was convicted of raping and killing eight woman in Connecticut and New York in the 1980s is scheduled [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] Ousted Ecuador president Lucio Gutierrez [Wikipedia profile] said Friday that his removal from office Wednesday by the Ecuadorian Congress [JURIST report] violated the country's constitution [text in Spanish] and that, contrary to its contention, he never abandoned his post. Gutierrez’s remarks come 3 days after the Congress voted [JURIST [read more]

13:04 EDT

[JURIST] US Department of Health and Human Services head Mike Leavitt announced Friday that the agency will actively enforce the little-used Born-Alive Infant Protection Act [PDF]. President Bush signed [text of remarks] the bill into law in 2002 requiring health care providers to provide adequate care to fetuses born alive [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] In an effort to implement a peace deal [highlights] between Khartoum and southern rebels that formally ended a 21-year civil war, Sudan [JURIST news archive] has formed a committee to draft an interim constitution. The constitution would clear the way for a unified Sudanese government and mark the beginning [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] US government officials disclosed Friday that a German citizen originally detained as a terror suspect was released in May of 2004, on direct orders from then-national security advisor Condoleezza Rice [official website] after he had spent five months in an Afghan prison due to an error. The officials said [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] Following the recommendation of a 10-member investigative team whose findings clearing four other top officers were preliminarily disclosed Friday [JURIST report], the US Army has relieved Brigadier General Jani Karpinski [Wikipedia profile] of her command for dereliction of duty in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. She was previously [read more]

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.