Legal news from Saturday, January 24, 2009
17:01 EDT

[JURIST] The legal fate of captured Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebel leader Laurent Nkunda [BBC profile] remained unclear Saturday, days after his surprise arrest in Rwanda. Nkunda was apprehended Thursday near the border with the DRC after a joint DRC-Rwandan military operation to capture him and root out Rwandan [read more]

16:01 EDT

[JURIST] The government of Malaysia has asked [Bernama report] the United States to permit its security officials to meet with two Malaysian citizens being held in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], according to state media Saturday. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi [official website] said that he would like [read more]

16:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [court website] on Friday rejected a complaint [JURIST report] filed by high-end grocer Whole Foods Market [corporate website] against the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] last month seeking an injunction barring the agency from holding administrative [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile] issued a memorandum [text; White House statement] Friday repealing a ban on federal funding for international family planning programs that provide or give out information and counseling about abortion [JURIST news archive]. The Reagan-era directive called the "Mexico City policy" prohibited US funding, [read more]

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