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Legal news from Sunday, March 25, 2007
17:03 EDT

[JURIST] Top GOP senators Arlen Specter (R-PA), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) [official websites] expressed concern [AP report] Sunday about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' [official profile; JURIST news archive] credibility in the wake of Friday document disclosures [JURIST report] indicating his direct involvement in discussions surrounding the firing [read more]

16:03 EDT

[JURIST] A Libyan court Sunday postponed for the second time the criminal defamation trial of six foreign medics [JURIST news archive] accused of slandering three Libyan police agents and a Libyan doctor. Five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor were sentenced to death [JURIST report] in December for deliberately infecting [read more]

15:03 EDT

[JURIST] European Union leaders marked the 50th anniversary [official website] of the Treaty of Rome [text] Sunday by signing a declaration [press release] aimed at revitalizing efforts to pass an European constitution [JURIST news archive; text]. The non-binding Berlin Declaration [PDF] states that the 27 leaders of the EU are [read more]

13:03 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistani police have arrested hundreds of opposition activists suspected of planning future demonstrations against Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's controversial suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry [official profile; JURIST news archive], according to Pakistan opposition leaders Sunday. The Pakistani government, however, has denied any knowledge of anticipatory arrests ahead [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] unanimously voted Saturday to impose new sanctions on Iran [JURIST news archive] for continuing to enrich uranium in violation of a December 2006 resolution. Security Council Resolution 1747 [text and background] broadens the sanctions of December's Resolution 1737 [text; JURIST report], freezing assets [read more]

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