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Legal news from Monday, April 6, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

The US Supreme Court denied certiorari Monday in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal v. Beard. The Court offered no explanation for their refusal to hear the appeal of journalist and former Black Panther member Mumia Abu-Jamal, sentenced to death for killing a police officer in …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court issued two opinions Monday. The Court ruled 5-4 in Corley v. United States that federal statutory [18 USC § 3501 text] and case [McNabb-Mallory backgrounder] law require suppression of a confession given more than six hours after arrest but before the defendant is …

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by Ingrid Burke

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that a law which severely limits the rights of married Shi’ite women in Afghanistan would not be enforced until the country's Ministry of Justice has complete reviewing the law. A spokesperson for Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the law had been …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Perdue v. Kenny A. [docket; cert. petition, PDF], in which the Court will consider whether an attorney’s fee award under a federal fee-shifting statute can be enhanced based on quality of performance and results obtained when these factors already are included in the …

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by Matt Glenn

Belgium urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday to compel Senegal either to begin proceedings against former Chadian president Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity or to extradite him to Belgium for trial under the country's universal jurisdiction. Lawyers for Belgium said that Senegal has violated international law, …

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by Benjamin Hackman

The US Navy on Friday reassigned Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler, a military lawyer who had been in charge of defending Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, after Kuebler filed a formal complaint against a military official overseeing the case. Kuebler had worked on the case for two years before he was fired after alleging  that …

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by Eszter Bardi

US House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) has released a final version of a report reiterating his allegations that the Bush administration engaged in numerous abuses during the "war on terror" and calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to determine whether …

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by Jay Carmella

The National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA) announced Monday that it is dropping all corruption charges against African National Congress (ANC) leader Jacob Zuma. The acting director of the NPA, Mokotedi Mpshe, issued a statement that called into question the timing of the prosecution's original indictment [JURIST …

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by Tere Miller-Sporrer

Defense lawyers for former Liberian president Charles Taylor on Monday filed a Rule 98 motion for acquittal following the close of the prosecution's case at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). The defense admits that atrocities were committed in Sierra Leone but maintains …

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