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Legal news from Saturday, August 23, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a 2-1 decision Friday that provisions in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 establishing the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) are constitutional. In 2006, the Free Enterprise Fund, a non-profit public interest organization promoting …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Friday abandoned a pilot program 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 pilot program started on August 5 that ran …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California 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 2004 offensive in Fallujah [archived USMC timeline; JURIST …

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by Deirdre Jurand

Judges for the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ruled 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 his conviction on one count of illegal reentry into the …

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by Deirdre Jurand

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled that the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) 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 the borrower certain information before offering the loan. The issue …

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