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Legal news from Saturday, January 27, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr

The Netherlands Justice Ministry has extradited Dutch citizen Wasem al Delaema to the US for his role in attempted killings of US soldiers in Iraq during October 2003, according to the Ministry on Saturday. The extradition follows a ruling by the Appeals Court in The Hague that al Delaema could be extradited for the terror …

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by Michael Sung

Argentine President Nestor Kirchner Friday authorized officials to reveal state secrets concerning human rights violations that occurred during the infamous "Dirty War" crackdown on dissidents between 1976 and 1983 that resulted in an official "missing" count of 13,000 people. A previous ban on past and present military, police, and other …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom group, lashed out Friday at new media rules imposed in Bangladesh Thursday in the wake of the government's declaration of a state of emergency earlier this month. The Emergency Powers Rules of 2007 restrict reporting of political activities in the country and provide for …

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by Michael Sung

The US Army announced Friday that it will proceed to court-martial Lt. Col. Steven Lee Jordan for his alleged role in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Jordan, the highest-ranking Army officer to face criminal charges as a result of the prisoner abuse scandal, was charged in April of 2006 …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Officials at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia said Friday that after two weeks of renewed discussion of the procedural rules to govern the trials of Khmer Rouge suspects accused of involvement in the "killing fields" genocide of the 1970s, "several major issues" remain unresolved. The tribunal did say, however, that "solid" progress had been …

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by Michael Sung

Judge L. T. Senter, Jr. of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on Friday rejected for the time being a proposed settlement reached between the State Farm insurance company and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on behalf of hundreds of Mississippi policy holders whose claims were denied …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

A Jordanian appeals court has upheld a military court's death sentence for a would-be Iraqi suicide bomber who attempted to detonate a suicide bomb as part of a series of 2005 deadly hotel bombings in Amman. Sajida al-Rishawi was convicted in December along with six others who were tried in absentia of conspiracy to carry out a …

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by Joe Shaulis

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has unanimously approved a regulation that will prohibit utilities from buying electricity produced by power plants whose emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) exceed the state's standards. The rule, which the four-member commission discussed and voted on Thursday, forbids California utilities from making "new long-term commitments" …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

A federal judge in Nebraska ruled Friday that the state cannot enforce a 25-year old ban on corporate farming while it appeals a US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeal decision ruling the ban unconstitutional. As anticipated, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning appealed [cert. petition, PDF] the ruling to the US Supreme Court earlier this month. …

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