Legal news from Thursday, December 28, 2006
20:12 EDT

[JURIST] US media quoting unnamed US military and intelligence sources reported [Mediabistro blog post] late Thursday that US authorities in Iraq will physically hand ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] over to Iraqi officials within 36 hours in preparation for an execution [JURIST report] that will take place [read more]

16:12 EDT

[JURIST] The government of Zimbabwe [JURIST news archive] has arrested at least 16,290 gold panners in the last three weeks in a continuation of its controversial Operation Restore Order [Wikipedia], according to a report [text] by Harare's Herald newspaper. Police have also bulldozed and razed many of the temporary homes [read more]

12:12 EDT

[JURIST] US Senior District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. [official profile] of the US Southern District of Mississippi [official website; Katrina-related orders and opinions] remanded to Mississippi state court Wednesday a key Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive] case involving whether insurance exclusion clauses for flood damage mean that storm surge damages [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo [official profile], and Vice President Atiku Abubakar [official profile; official website] filed competing lawsuits in the capital city of Abuja Wednesday over whether Abubakar should resign from office after accepting a presidential nomination from a competing party. While Abubakar claims that he has the right [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Governor Bob Taft (R-OH) [official website] Wednesday received a public reprimand [text, PDF; press release] from the Ohio Supreme Court [official website] for ethics violations stemming from charges [JURIST report] that he received over 50 gifts worth up to $6,000 during four years in office. The reprimand will be [read more]

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