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Legal news from Saturday, January 6, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday his government might have to review relations with countries that criticized Saddam Hussein's execution, calling last Friday's hanging a domestic affair. In a speech in Baghdad celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the Iraqi army, he said, according to Iraq's independent VOI news agency:he Iraqi government views reactions shown …

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by Natalie Hrubos

US Marines Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich shot five unarmed Iraqi civilians ordered out of a white taxi after his unit took casualties in a roadside bombing in Haditha last November, according to a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) report obtained by the Washington Post. The Post reported Saturday that Iraqi eyewitnesses saw Marines order four students …

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by Natalie Hrubos

The US Supreme Court Friday granted certiorari in seven cases, including a capital case, an endangered species case, and two labor-related cases among others. In the Texas death row case Panetti v. Quarterman (06-6407), the Court will determine whether it is unconstitutional to execute an mentally ill individual who has …

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by JURIST Staff

Umran Javed, a British Muslim, was convicted of incitement to murder and race hatred Friday after leading a February 2006 protest against the publication of satirical Danish cartoons depicting Muhammad outside the Danish Embassy in London. Javed was taped leading the chant, "Bomb, bomb, Denmark, bomb, bomb USA." He testified that it …

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by JURIST Staff

Revised charges against a group of Guantanamo Bay prisoners will be drawn up by the US military by February, with first evidence to be presented by this summer according to the chief prosecutor for the commissions speaking to Reuters Friday. US Air Force Colonel Moe Davis cautioned that the timetable could change as the judicial process …

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by JURIST Staff

FBI records released Thursday shed light upon late US Chief Justice William Rehnquist's public battle with prescription drug dependency in the early 1980s. The records reveal that he was prescribed a powerful sleeping aid when he was an associate justice, which he took for …

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