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Legal news from Saturday, March 7, 2009
14:03 EDT

[JURIST] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] pledged his commitment to the peace process in his country at a Saturday rally, while deriding expelled aid groups and the arrest warrant [text, PDF] issued against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] earlier this week. At [read more]

14:03 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] on Friday rejected an attempt by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [JURIST news archive] to have US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] removed [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] Armenian international arms dealer Artur Solomonyan was sentenced to 22 years in prison [press release, PDF] Friday for attempting to smuggle weapons from Eastern Europe into the US, according to the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York [official website]. Solomonyan and South African Christiaan Spies were [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] A three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] the 2006 convictions [DOJ press release; JURIST report] of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D) [official profile; JURIST news archive] and former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [read more]

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