Legal news from Wednesday, October 4, 2006
20:10 EDT

[JURIST] Indian police held the alleged "main brain" behind the 2005 Mumbai train bombings [BBC report; JURIST news archive] in custody Wednesday after he was captured in the Indian city of Belgaum in Karnataka state. Asif Khan Bashir Khan - alias Junaid - is the sixteenth suspect arrested in connection [read more]

19:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Federal Election Commission, [official website] has voted to change the way recounts are funded, making them subject to federal election fundraising limits rather than being exempt from those as they have been for nearly 30 years. The new advisory opinion [Draft A text, PDF] adopted 4-2 comes 5 [read more]

19:10 EDT

[JURIST] Former Hewlett-Packard [corporate website; JURIST news archive] chairman Patricia Dunn and four others were charged [CA AG press release] in California Wednesday with criminal offenses [felony complaint, PDF; supporting declaration and arrest warrants, PDF] related to a corporate spy scandal that has shaken Silicon Valley. Along with Dunn, former [read more]

18:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US Attorney's office in Washington, DC has sent a letter to US House of Representatives counsel Geraldine Gennett asking her to save records from the office of former Congressman Mark Foley [JURIST news archive], who resigned last week at the outset of an e-mail sex scandal involving congressional [read more]

16:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] Wednesday that the US government can continue to operate its domestic surveillance program [JURIST news archive; US DOJ fact sheet, PDF] pending appeal of US District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor's August 17 ruling [PDF text; [read more]

15:10 EDT

[JURIST] As the United States and European Union [JURIST news archive] continue to negotiate a new joint airline passenger data-sharing agreement, US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff [official profile] reportedly reassured EU Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini [official profile] via telephone Tuesday that the US will continue to abide [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Missouri [official website] heard oral arguments [case materials] Wednesday in two appeals challenging the September 14 ruling [JURIST report] that a state law [SB 1014 text, PDF; summary] requiring voters to show a Missouri-issued photo identification at the polls [Missouri Dept. of Revenue backgrounder] violates [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] Salvador and Mabel Mangano pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 35 charges of negligent homicide and 64 charges of cruelty to the infirm for their alleged refusal in August 2005 to evacuate the residents of St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish after a mandatory evacuation order was issued [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] Officials from the European Union [official website] and the US are adamant that references in the newly approved [JURIST report] Serbian constitution [DOC text, in Serbian] declaring Kosovo part of Serbia will not impact ongoing United Nations [official website] discussions over the region's future status. Although still technically a [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Tuesday criticized [press release] the decision of the UN Human Rights Council [official website] to close access to its examination of last year's uprising in Andijan [JURIST news archive] that resulted in the massacre of unarmed Uzbek civilians [BBC backgrounder]. HRW released [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] US officials have expressed concerns over "restrictions on civil liberties" in Thailand [JURIST news archive] and elements in the 39-article interim constitution [text] "that appear to give the military an ongoing and influential role in decision-making." A US spokesman on Tuesday also warned the military junta, which seized control [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] US District Judge Paul Gadola [official profile] ruled Tuesday that two former executives of Kmart [corporate website] will stand trial for allegedly misleading investors about the retailer's finances before it filed for bankruptcy four years ago. Former Chief Executive Officer Charles Conaway and former Chief Financial Officer John McDonald [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) [official website] on Tuesday excluded from union eligibility [press release] workers who "assign others to a location, shift or significant tasks" in a case involving 12 charge nurses in a Minnesota hospital. In its decision [text], a three-member NLRB panel interpreted the [read more]

08:10 EDT

[JURIST] Investigators with the European Commission [official website] in Brussels have collected enough evidence to prosecute computer chip maker Intel [corporate website] on antitrust charges, the New York Times reported Wednesday. If arguments before an internal "devil's advocate" panel proceed as expected, prosecutors plan to ask that European Commissioner for [read more]

08:10 EDT

[JURIST] A US soldier who deserted to Canada in 2005 rather than continue fighting in what he calls an "illegal" Iraq war turned himself in Tuesday near Fort Knox, Kentucky [official website]. Spc. Darrell Anderson, 24, received a Purple Heart for combat with the 1st Armored Division [official website] in [read more]

08:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) [advocacy website] defended their voter registration practices [press release] Tuesday after a report surfaced Monday alleging that ACORN engages in fraudulent voter registration practices [JURIST report]. The AP report noted that 3,000 ACORN-submitted voter cards in Philadelphia were invalid due [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.