Legal news from Saturday, July 28, 2007
15:07 EDT

[JURIST] JURIST experienced a major disk failure on our Pittsburgh server Friday morning, pulling us offline. We are currently working to restore all files and will resume regular publication as soon as possible. Some services and pages may be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Thailand may continue to hold eight leaders of last Saturday's anti-coup protest for up to 48 days, a Thai police official told Reuters Saturday. Colonel Supisarn Bhakdinarinath said that police are authorized to hold suspects without charge for 12 days, and are allowed to request up to three extensions [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] A 2004 FBI memorandum appears to contradict congressional testimony by US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JURIST news archive] concerning whether he was aware of FBI "abuses" of the USA Patriot Act [JURIST news archive] when he testified for the law's reauthorization in 2005, the Washington Post reported [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Kevin Andrews [official website] told reporters Saturday that the Australian government has given Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive] permission to leave Australia, reversing a previous decision to place the former terror suspect under home detention [BBC report]. Haneef's transfer to home detention followed [read more]

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