Legal news from Saturday, July 7, 2007
11:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Appeals Court of Paris [official website, in French] Friday struck down the CNE, contrat nouvelles embauches [authorizing ordinance, in French; Wikipedia backgrounder] as a violation of international and basic French labor standards, dealing a setback to efforts by French President Nicolas Sarkozy [official profile; BBC profile] to open [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Bilal Abdulla, the driver of the burning vehicle involved in last weekend's attack on the Glasgow International Airport [AP report; JURIST report], appeared in court Saturday to face conspiracy to cause explosion charges for his alleged role in the failed bombing and the foiled terror plots in London. Abdulla, [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] US military judge Lt. Col. John Head ruled Friday that the refiling of charges [JURIST report] in the court-martial of US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] after a February mistrial [JURIST report] does not constitute double jeopardy and will not violate Watada's Fifth Amendment [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] Friday rejected allegations made by a US Army officer previously involved in Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) [DOD materials] proceedings at Guantanamo Bay that the CSRTs were pressured to declare detainees "enemy combatants" [JURIST report] based on vague or incomplete evidence. [read more]

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