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Legal news from Thursday, May 7, 2009
15:05 EDT

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday denied an application for stay of deportation [text, PDF] filed by accused Nazi prison guard John Demjanjuk [NNDB profile; JURIST news archive]. Demjanjuk faces deportation to Germany, where in March a Munich district court charged [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] The security company known formerly as Blackwater Worldwide [corporate website; JURIST news archive] on Thursday concluded its operations in Baghdad as its contract to protect American diplomats in Iraq ended. A spokesperson from the US Embassy in Iraq [official website] said that the company, nos called XE [corporate website], [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] The French government on Wednesday confirmed that it will accept Algerian Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Lakhdar Boumediene [BBC profile] after his release from the detention center. Boumediene was the named plaintiff in the US Supreme Court case Boumediene v. Bush [opinion, PDF; JURIST report], in which the [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The UK Home Office [official website] on Thursday released new proposals [press release] for a controversial DNA database [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] that would remove the DNA information of innocent people. The Home Office said that DNA information could still remain in the database [official website] for six [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic [official website] voted Wednesday to approve the European Union (EU) reform treaty, also known as the Lisbon Treaty [EU materials; text], sending the document to Czech President Vaclav Klaus [official website] for ratification. If the treaty is ratified, Ireland will [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] investigators have concluded that three former Bush administration lawyers responsible for authoring controversial CIA interrogation memos [JURIST news archive] should not face criminal prosecutions, according to Wednesday media reports. A draft report from the investigation has concluded that while no criminal prosecution [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] London High Court judges Lord Justice Thomas and Mr. Justice Lloyd Jones agreed Wednesday to reconsider a February decision [JURIST report] to redact information from a ruling about former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Binyam Mohamed [Reprieve profile; JURIST news archive]. Several media groups had challenged the decision [read more]

08:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted a Department of Justice (DOJ) [official websites] request to drop its appeal in the case of Iraq war objector 1st Lt. Ehren Watada [advocacy website; JURIST news archive]. In October, a federal judge ruled [order, PDF] that [read more]

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