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Legal news from Monday, September 22, 2008
19:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Canadian Federal Court [official website] granted a last-minute stay of removal Monday for US Army deserter Jeremy Hinzman [JURIST news archive]. Hinzman fled to Canada from the US in January 2004 after leaving his unit, rather than deploy to Iraq. Hinzman had applied for asylum [JURIST report] in [read more]

18:09 EDT

[JURIST] The chief judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [court website] granted a government motion [order, PDF] Friday to extend from August 30 to September 30 its deadline to file the first fifty factual returns in the habeas corpus [JURIST news archive] appeals of more [read more]

14:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Monday that the US Department of Defense [official website] must release certain photographs of alleged detainee abuse committed by US soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Center for [read more]

12:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US-led Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF) [official website] announced Monday that it had released an Afghan freelance journalist detained since last year as an enemy combatant [JURIST news archive]. A military spokesman said Jawed Ahmad, who had been working as a videographer for Canadian television network CTV, was [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Lawyers in Nepal [JURIST news archive] began a boycott of court proceedings Sunday to protest the suspension [Nepalnews.com report] of the national bar association's leader by the Nepalese Supreme Court [official website]. The court last week suspended Bishwa Kanta Mainali, president of the Nepal Bar Association [profession website], for [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Federal Reserve Board on Sunday preliminarily approved [press release] applications by independent investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley [corporate websites] to convert to bank holding companies, which would put the banks under Federal Reserve regulation, grant them increased access to bank funds and allow them to build [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] South African President Thabo Mbeki [official profile; ANC profile] insisted in an official resignation speech [text] Sunday that allegations of his interference with the judiciary in the context of the Jacob Zuma case were incorrect. Top ANC officials called for Mbeki's resignation Friday, and on Saturday Mbeki said that [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] A US federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction [order, PDF] requiring US Vice President Dick Cheney [official website; JURIST news archive] to preserve all his official records pending resolution of a lawsuit alleging that his office has failed to maintain records as required by law. In an opinion [read more]

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