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Legal news from Sunday, December 31, 2006
by JURIST Staff

A slew of new US state laws will greet the New Year when they take effect on January 1. The state minimum wage will increase in Arizona [state Department of Labor (DOL) fact sheet], California, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, North …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

The California state correctional facility in Chino was under lockdown Sunday after prison authorities put down a major race riot that broke out Saturday morning reportedly setting blacks and Hispanic inmates against each other in one of the worst instances of prison rioting in the state in years. A California Corrections Department spokesperson said that …

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by JURIST Staff

Apple Computer, Inc. Friday disclosed the findings of an internal report into alleged stock option manipulation by senior managers, including CEO Steve Jobs, purporting to clear its executives of any wrong-doing and concluding that Jobs did not "financially benefit" from stock options, despite knowledge of favorable grant dates. Apple was facing a US Securities …

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by Katerina Ossenova

Less than 24 hours after his execution, the body of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was buried in his home village of Ouja near Tikrit just before dawn local time on Sunday. Among the dozens of relatives and other mourners present at the 25 minute interment ceremony were Mohammed al-Qaisi, …

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by Katerina Ossenova

An unofficial and grainy video [WARNING: graphic images] of the entire execution of Saddam Hussein, including his actual hanging, was posted on the Web late Saturday. The official video, broadcast on Iraqi TV earlier in the day, had shown the moments leading up to the ousted Iraqi dictator's execution, but …

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