Legal news from Sunday, March 2, 2008
16:03 EDT

[JURIST] Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Belaiz on Sunday confirmed that officials from the country had visited the US base at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] to identify Algerian detainees, and said that although the country would accept repatriation of the 17 still held there, some may face criminal charges upon [read more]

15:03 EDT

[JURIST] US Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that the House of Representatives could vote on compromise surveillance legislation as early as next week. In an appearance on CNN's Late Edition, Reyes said [transcript] that a compromise bill to replace the now-defunct Protect [read more]

15:03 EDT

[JURIST] A spokesperson for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has criticized the Iraqi Presidency Council for refusing to approve the executions of two defendants sentenced to death last year by the Iraqi High Tribunal [official website] for their roles in the slaughter of tens of thousands of Kurds during the [read more]

14:03 EDT

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Northern District Illinois [official website] has refused to dissolve an injunction barring the enforcement of Illinois' Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 [text], which would require physicians to notify the parents of minors seeking abortions at least 48 hours before performing the [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense has said that two charges have been referred [press release] against Saudi Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi for his alleged connections to al Qaeda. Al-Darbi [DOD materials] is the brother-in-law of Khalid al Mihdhar, one of the Sept. 11 hijackers who [read more]

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