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12:08 EDT

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] in a 2-1 decision Friday that provisions in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 [PDF text] establishing the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) [official website] are constitutional. In 2006, [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [official website] Friday abandoned a pilot program [fact sheet; press release] it created to allow certain illegal immigrants to coordinate their removal from the US with ICE without the risk of home raids, arrest or detention. The Scheduled Departure Program was a [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] found two US Marines in contempt of court Friday after the two declined to testify against their former squad leader in a trial over the killing of Iraqi detainees during the Multinational Force-Iraq's November [read more]

09:08 EDT

[JURIST] Judges for the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that the use of specific documents from an illegal immigrant's alien-registration file during the immigrant's criminal trial is constitutional. The issue came before the court when the defendant, Franklin Burgos, appealed [read more]

08:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) [text] does not provide for statutory relief for a lender's failure to conspicuously disclose certain information about a loan to the borrower and to give [read more]

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