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Legal news from Wednesday, August 13, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

California's court-appointed prison medical overseer J. Clark Kelso has asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to force the state to pay $8 billion over the next five years to improve prison hospitals, according to court papers filed Wednesday. Kelso has previously said that California prisons need an …

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by Devin Montgomery

Thailand Supreme Court vice president Krairiksh Kasemsant and army General Anupong Paochinda on Wednesday said there was no evidence to support accusations by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra that the country's judiciary is biased against the former leader. Thaksin,who faces numerous corruption charges, most recently made the claim Monday when he announced that he and his …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf should resign from office immediately, US Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) said in a statement released on Monday. The same day that Pakistan's Punjab Provincial Assembly voted to ask Musharraf to resign or face possible impeachment by the country's parliament, Harkin said:Members of Pakistan's …

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by Devin Montgomery

Alexander Bastrykin, chairman of Russia's Prosecutor General's Office, said Wednesday that his staff is collecting evidence [ITAR-TASS report] of war crimes allegedly committed by Georgian forces in the breakaway region of South Ossetia. European Union leaders are planning to meet in Brussels to discuss the conflict and UK Foreign Minister David Miliband said that action should …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

French judges have launched an investigation into torture allegations by a Palestinian doctor who was detained in Libya for eight years after being accused of deliberately infecting hundreds of children with HIV, a judicial official said Tuesday. Last year, Ashraf Jima Hajuj filed a lawsuit in France against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, …

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by Devin Montgomery

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Wyoming on Tuesday granted the state an injunction prohibiting the National Forest Service (NFS) from enforcing a 2001 rule prohibiting the construction of roads and other developments in designated wilderness areas. Writing for the court, Judge Clarence Brimmer said that the …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

US Department of Justice (DOJ) officials accused of politicizing the hiring process will likely not face criminal prosecution, Attorney General Michael Mukasey told members of the American Bar Association on Tuesday. Mukasey criticized DOJ officials for considering political affiliation in assessing job applicants, but noted that employees hired under the politicized …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to rule on whether Exxon Mobil owes interest on a punitive damages award entered against it for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. In June, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 to reduce a punitive damages award to be …

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by Nick Fiske

The US Coast Guard on Wednesday resumed its investigatory hearings into a collision between a barge and a tanker which caused the spilling of approximately 400,000 gallons of oil into the Mississippi River on July 23, resulting in the temporary closure of a 100-mile stretch of the waterway. Three foreign crew members from the …

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by Devin Montgomery

JURIST] The office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that the organization has found significant evidence that Indian peacekeeping troops have committed sex-crimes while stationed with the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC). The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) began the investigation in May …

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by Nick Fiske

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday reached a settlement agreement in a federal class action suit brought by two pro-immigration advocacy groups seeking to force the government to rule on the naturalization applications of over 350 immigrants living in Washington state. The settlement, still subject to approval by a US district court …

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