Legal news from Saturday, July 22, 2006
12:07 EDT

[JURIST] Kuwait's high court Saturday upheld a May lower court decision [JURIST report] acquitting five Kuwaiti citizens formerly held at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] of alleged connections with al Qaeda. The five men were returned [JURIST report] to Kuwait in November and subsequently charged [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] A spokesman for Mexican President Vicente Fox [official website, in Spanish; BBC profile] said Friday that citizens should show respect for the law as the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary [official website] continues to evaluate the results of the country's contested July 2 presidential election [JURIST report]. Spokesman [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] A new federal lawsuit has been filed against banned American military contractor Custer Battles [corporate website] and two former Pentagon officials alleging that the defendants tried to bypass a suspension order against the contractor by setting up shell companies to continue gaining rebuilding contracts in Iraq. The lawsuit, a [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of International Trade [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that the US must abide by a North American Free Trade Agreement [text] panel ruling that improper duties were levied on Canadian softwood lumber used in US housing construction jobs. The president of the British Columbia Lumber [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The last individual believed to have been still in detention after a US immigration and security sweep [US DOJ backgrounder] picked up some 1200 mostly Arab and Muslim men following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks [JURIST news archive] has been released, according to his lawyer Friday. Benamar Benatta, [read more]

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