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Legal news from Friday, February 29, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said in a Friday letter to Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that he will not order a grand jury investigation to determine if misdemeanor contempt of Congress charges should be laid against former White House counsel Harriet Miers and current White House Chief of …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

Two former prison officials were convicted of crimes against humanity Thursday by the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the systematic abuse of non-Serb detainees at the Fo?a Correctional Facility during the Bosnian war. The court sentenced Mitar Raševi? and Savo Todovic [indictment, PDF; ICTY …

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by Patrick Porter

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson Friday signed a notice for submission to the Federal Register explaining the agency's reasons for denying California's request for a waiver that would have allowed it to impose stricter greenhouse gas emissions standards on cars and light trucks. Johnson wrote:It is …

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by Patrick Porter

Opposition members of parliament in Burundi sought protection from the UN Thursday, alleging that they have been targeted for assassination by the Burundi government. The legislators sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, saying they have received death threats backed by the government and alleging that government authorities have a list of 350 …

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by Jaime Jansen

A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by members of the US military against the US Department of Defense (DOD) that sought to make an anthrax vaccine optional rather than mandatory. The military personnel had challenged a finding by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the vaccine was safe, but Judge …

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by Jaime Jansen

Serbian police filed criminal charges Friday against 80 people allegedly involved in attacks on the US and other embassies in Belgrade during protests last week over US support of independence for Kosovo. The protesters were charged with hooliganism, theft and resisting arrest, charges which could carry sentences of four to six years in prison. …

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by Jaime Jansen

The Canadian military [DND/CF website] has resumed the transfer of Afghan detainees to Afghan authorities, Canadian military officials said Friday. The Canadian government ceased transferring Afghan detainees to Afghan custody in November after Canadian monitors in Afghanistan discovered evidence of torture, but a military spokesman said Friday that both the Canadian military and officials in Kandahar believe …

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by Jaime Jansen

The National Congress of Bolivia narrowly approved a national referendum on a new constitution Thursday after members of the Bolivian Constitutional Assembly approved the draft constitution in December. The new constitution, supported by Bolivian President Evo Morales, would give the …

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by Jaime Jansen

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday upheld a district court ruling denying a bid by Canadian-born financier and former media mogul Conrad Black to remain free on bail pending the appeal of his July conviction on mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges. Black must …

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by Jaime Jansen

Iraq's Presidency Council on Friday approved the execution of Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known in the western media as "Chemical Ali," after months of deliberations over the fate of al-Majid and two other men condemned to death by an Iraqi tribunal last year. The Presidency Council, consisting of Kurdish President Jalal Talibani, Shi'ite Vice-President …

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