Legal news from Sunday, July 10, 2005
11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Although new legislation is not being brought forward immediately [JURIST report], UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile] is likely to issue more control orders, and will present new anti-terrorism measures to the European Union next week, according to London's Sunday Times. The control orders, established under the 2005 [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Luxembourg has voted Yes in Sunday's national referendum on the European constitution, supporting the beleaguered EU treaty by a wide margin of roughly 57%-43%, with all precincts reporting [official referendum website, in French]. This is the first European referendum victory for EU charter supporters since Dutch voters voted No [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] AP reported Sunday that military officials have released one of five US citizens detained without charge by US forces in Iraq. The family of Cyrus Kar [BBC report], an Iranian born filmmaker and former Navy Seal, previously told reporters [Los Angeles Times report] that US State Department officials had [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The commanding officer of the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay [official website] was relieved of his duties Saturday and transferred to another base. Capt. Leslie J. McCoy [Navy profile], base commander since March 2003, was dismissed amid allegations of inappropriate management practices. According to a Navy press release [read more]

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