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Legal news from Saturday, November 4, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy

The judge presiding at the Libyan trial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian physician for allegedly infecting over 400 children with the HIV virus announced Saturday that the verdict in the case will be rendered December 19. The six medical professionals have been held prisoner by Libyan authorities since February 1999. They were originally convicted …

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by Ryan Olden

A top Pakistani judge has forbidden female lawyers to wear the Muslim hijab [III&E backgrounder; JURIST news archive] (veil) in his courtroom, according to the Saturday edition of Pakistan's Daily Times newspaper. The Times quotes Chief Justice Tariq Pervaiz Khan of the Peshawar High Court as telling veiled lawyer Raees Anjum, "You are …

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by Ryan Olden

Thousands of lawyers working for political parties, government and interest groups are preparing to go into action across the United States Tuesday when Americans vote in mid-term elections. At stake is control of Congress and a series of key state ballot initiatives [Stateline.org list, PDF] on hot-button legal and political issues. In the wake of the notorious …

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by Ned Mulcahy

The US Department of Justice is attempting to block lawyers' access to Majid Khan, one of 14 "high value" prisoners previously held at a CIA secret prison but recently transferred to the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Washington Post reported Saturday that DOJ lawyers argued in court …

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by Caitlin Price

The ACLU, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and other rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday attempting to block an ordinance [2006-38R text, TIF] in Escondido, California, designed to prevent landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. In October, Escondido lawmakers approved the measure to take effect Nov. 18 requiring …

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by Geoff Leung

US Rear Adm. Harry Harris, chief of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, has said that compulsory interrogations are no longer employed to elicit information from detainees due to their ineffectiveness as compared to "rapport building" techniques. Harris, who took command of the camp in March, told journalists this week that forcible interrogation had been …

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by Caitlin Price

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases Friday to clarify the law on federal sentencing guidelines. The cases, Claiborne v. United States, 06-5618, and Rita v. United States, 06-5754, were selected from dozens of similarly-themed appeals to address the issue of the reasonableness of sentence lengths below and within the guidelines, and …

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by Geoff Leung

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Friday began transferring inmates to private detention centers in other states to alleviate overcrowding under the terms California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's October 4 emergency proclamation. The first transfer flight of 80 inmates was delayed while a lawsuit was heard in the US District Court for the Eastern …

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by Caitlin Price

Saddam Hussein's defense team asked the Iraqi High Tribunal Friday to delay its now-expected Sunday verdict in the Dujail crimes against humanity case against the ousted Iraqi leader, saying in a letter obtained by AP that it needed more time to make final arguments. The verdict has already been postponed from an …

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