Legal news from Thursday, January 11, 2007
21:01 EDT

[JURIST] In his final will, dictated to his principal Iraqi defense counsel Khalil al-Dulaimi [JURIST news archive] 24 hours before his December 30 execution [JURIST report], former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] instructed his legal team to stop all appeals, saying that his impending execution was the work [read more]

20:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] passed HR 3 [resolution summary] Thursday, which would amend the Public Health Service Act [text] to allow for additional embryonic stem cell [JURIST news archive] research. In a press release [text, PDF] issued after passage, the White House characterized embryonic stem cells [read more]

19:01 EDT

[JURIST] Protests [JURIST report] against the US military prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] Cuba continued Thursday as the facility marked its fifth anniversary. In Cuba itself, peace activists, including former detainee Asif Iqbal [Wikipedia profile], and Gold Star Families for Peace [advocacy website] founder Cindy [read more]

15:01 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge in Kentucky ruled Thursday that three plaintiffs would be allowed to proceed to the discovery phase of their lawsuit against the Holy See [official website] alleging that US bishops, acting as agents of Vatican officials, negligently allowed known child abusers to remain in their positions. The [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] The President of Bangladesh [JURIST news archive] declared a state of emergency in the troubled country Thursday in the face of violent political protests and a 19-party alliance threatening to blockade voting places before the scheduled January 22 elections. National authorities imposed a curfew on 60 cities and towns [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] A Mississippi jury Wednesday held the State Farm [corporate website] insurance company liable for $2.5 million dollars in punitive damages after US District Court Judge L.T. Senter Jr. issued an unexpected directed verdict calling on the company to pay $223,292 for rejecting a claim brought in the wake of [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] A Mississippi jury Wednesday held the State Farm [corporate website] insurance company liable for $2.5 million dollars in punitive damages after US District Court Judge L.T. Senter Jr. issued an unexpected directed verdict calling on the company to pay $223,292 for rejecting a claim brought in the wake of [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile], the cousin of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] also known as "Chemical Ali," became the leading defendant Thursday in the genocide trial [JURIST news archive; BBC trial timeline] currently before the Iraqi High Tribunal [official website]. The chief judge presiding over the trial dismissed [read more]

12:01 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] Wednesday claimed the refusal of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] to release two Department of Justice memos points to a cover-up of unlawful abuse. The memos, which discuss interrogation methods and a presidential order concerning the CIA's authorization [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] Former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Miriam [BBC profile] was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday after he was convicted on genocide charges [JURIST report] in absentia at the conclusion of a 12-year trial. Mengistu and 72 other former officials were charged with genocide, imprisonment, homicide, and illegal confiscation of property [read more]

08:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Communist Party of China (CPC) [official backgrounder] promised Wednesday to confront gambling, corruption, embezzlement, and fraud within the government, following a speech [People's Daily report] Tuesday by Chinese President Hu Jintao [People's Daily backgrounder] where the president hailed reforms accomplished in 2006 and vowed to build a cleaner [read more]

07:01 EDT

[JURIST] The trial of six men charged with attempting to bomb a London subway and bus [JURIST report] on July 21, 2005 began Thursday, with the jury being sworn in to try the six men on charges including conspiracy to murder, possession of explosives, attempted murder, and conspiracy to cause [read more]

07:01 EDT

[JURIST] Cisco filed a lawsuit [press release] against Apple, Inc. on Wednesday in federal court, requesting injunctive relief from Apple's use of the name "iPhone," to which Cisco has held the trademark since 2000. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled [recorded video; press release] Apple's iPhone [product website] at a San [read more]

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