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Legal news from Sunday, March 25, 2007
by Melissa Bancroft

Top GOP senators Arlen Specter (R-PA), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) expressed concern Sunday about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' credibility in the wake of Friday document disclosures indicating his direct involvement in discussions surrounding the firing of eight US Attorneys, contrary to previous testimony to Congress. …

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by Caitlin Price

A Libyan court Sunday postponed for the second time the criminal defamation trial of six foreign medics accused of slandering three Libyan police agents and a Libyan doctor. Five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor were sentenced to death in December for deliberately infecting 426 children with the HIV virus. The medics have maintained …

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by Caitlin Price

European Union leaders marked the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome Sunday by signing a declaration aimed at revitalizing efforts to pass an European constitution. The non-binding Berlin Declaration states that the 27 leaders of the EU are "united in aim of placing the European Union on …

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by Melissa Bancroft

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, according to Pakistan opposition leaders Sunday. The Pakistani government, however, has denied any knowledge of anticipatory arrests ahead of new protests planned to take place across Pakistan Monday. …

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by Caitlin Price

The UN Security Council unanimously voted Saturday to impose new sanctions on Iran for continuing to enrich uranium in violation of a December 2006 resolution. Security Council Resolution 1747 broadens the sanctions of December's Resolution 1737, freezing assets of investors in Iran and blocking the export of Iranian …

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