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Legal news from Saturday, August 12, 2006
18:08 EDT

[JURIST] A former Iraqi Minister of Electricity was named Saturday as one of a number of former and current officials charged with corruption by Iraq's Commission on Public Integrity [US State Dept. backgrounder; CPA press release] or ordered to appear before Iraqi judges for further investigation. Muhsin Shlash, cited but [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] US Army Sgt. Ricky Clousing, an Iraq war veteran, turned himself in at Fort Lewis [post website] on Friday after absconding from Fort Bragg in June 2005 because he no longer wanted to participate in what he says is a war with "no legal basis to be fought." Clousing's [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] The London Metropolitan Police Service [official website] says it has released without charge one of the 24 people arrested earlier this week over an alleged plan to blow up US airplanes leaving from British airports [JURIST report]. Police have obtained warrants to keep 22 of the suspects in detention [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] Mexico leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador [campaign website, in Spanish] said Friday that inconsistencies evident from the partial recount of votes from the July 2 presidential election [JURIST news archive] show enough errors in the tally that the Federal Electoral Tribunal [official website, in Spanish] should declare [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge Friday dismissed [text, PDF] a lawsuit filed [JURIST report] by Public Citizen [advocacy website] arguing that a $39 billion deficit-reduction bill passed by Congress was unconstitutional because the House version [text] and Senate version [PDF text] actually signed by the President were slightly different. The inconsistency [read more]

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