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Legal news from Thursday, December 28, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

US media quoting unnamed US military and intelligence sources reported late Thursday that US authorities in Iraq will physically hand ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein over to Iraqi officials within 36 hours in preparation for an execution that will take place before the Muslim Eid holiday on Sunday, and possibly as …

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by Leslie Schulman

The government of Zimbabwe has arrested at least 16,290 gold panners in the last three weeks in a continuation of its controversial Operation Restore Order, according to a report by Harare's Herald newspaper. Police have also bulldozed and razed many of the temporary homes built by the miners close to the mining fields, displacing …

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by Gabriel Haboubi

US Senior District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. of the US Southern District of Mississippi [official website; Katrina-related orders and opinions] remanded to Mississippi state court Wednesday a key Hurricane Katrina case involving whether insurance exclusion clauses for flood damage mean that storm surge damages are excluded as well. With state courts being typically more …

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by Gabriel Haboubi

Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Vice President Atiku Abubakar 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 to remain Vice President until his term expires or if …

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by Gabriel Haboubi

Governor Bob Taft (R-OH) Wednesday received a public reprimand from the Ohio Supreme Court for ethics violations stemming from charges that he received over 50 gifts worth up to $6,000 during four years in office. The reprimand will be a permanent mark on his record as an attorney, but …

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