Legal news from Friday, February 15, 2008
16:02 EDT

[JURIST] Protests broke out in the Gaza Strip, Pakistan, and Denmark Friday over the reprinting of a cartoon depiction of the Muslim prophet Muhammad [JURIST report] by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Poste [media website]. Thousands marched and chanted in the Jebaliya refugee camp in the Gaza strip, while hundreds protested in [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] US President George W. Bush Friday chided the US House of Representatives for failing to pass [WH fact sheet] the FISA Amendments Act [S 2248 materials] before leaving for a 12-day recess, saying that the US would be in greater danger of an attack when the temporary Protect America [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of interrogations of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been videotaped, according to a report [PDF text; press release] released Thursday by professors and students at Seton Hall University School of Law [university website]. The report cites internal US military reports that say that more than [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] Australian Aborigine groups said Friday they are preparing lawsuits in response to an offical apology [text; AFP report] delivered Wednesday by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd [official profile] in an address to Parliament, publicly accepting responsibility for the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal people under the "laws and policies of [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Russian Supreme Court [official website, in Russian] Friday rejected for the second time an appeal by former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov [personal website, in Russian; BBC profile] to reinstate his candidacy in the Russian presidential election to be held next month. The court previously rejected [JURIST report] an [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] US military judge Navy Capt. Keith Allred has ruled that lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] can send written questions to Khalid Sheik Mohammed [BBC profile] and other alleged high-level al Qaeda detainees. Hamdan's lawyers hope that the interviewed detainees will testify [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] East Timor's attorney general said Friday that 12 arrest warrants have been issued for suspects in this week's attacks against East Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao [BBC profiles], but did not release the names of the suspects. Attorney General Longuinhos Monteiro also said that [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Any unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo [JURIST news archive] from Serbia will be "invalid and void," Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic said [press release, in Serbian] Thursday, hours before the UN Security Council [official website] was scheduled to discuss the possibility of Kosovar secession. Kosovo, the UN [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] US President George W. Bush said in a BBC interview [transcript; recorded video] Thursday that he will veto an intelligence funding bill [HR 2082 materials] that would restrict CIA interrogators to using only interrogation techniques explicitly authorized by the 2006 Army Field Manual. Bush said that:The reason I'm vetoing [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] plans to introduce a proposal to extend copyright protection [press release] for music performers from 50 to 95 years, Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy [official website] announced Thursday. The proposal will ensure greater protections for "session musicians" who recorded music in the late 1950s [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Bush administration filed a petition for certiorari [PDF text] with the US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] Thursday in the case of Gates v. Bismullah, seeking to limit the information it must provide to courts in cases involving Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees classified as [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday upheld [opinion, PDF] an earlier ruling [JURIST report] by a federal district court to vacate the conviction of former Enron [JURIST news archive] CFO Kevin Howard [Houston Chronicle profile]. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore had [read more]

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