Legal news from Wednesday, May 13, 2009
16:05 EDT

[JURIST] The European Commission (EC) [official website] fined [EC press release] computer chip maker Intel Corp. [corporate website] €1.06 billion Wednesday for violating European Union antitrust laws and ordered Intel to cease engaging in the anti-competitive behaviors. The EC announced that Intel violated the laws [Article 82 backgrounder] by giving [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] In the first hearing [materials] on whether Bush administration interrogation techniques constituted torture, one witness before the Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts [official website] on Wednesday called memos on enhanced interrogation methods "an ethical train wreck" and another witness claimed that the methods were not effective. [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] Judge Gladys Kessler of the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] has released an opinion [text] to accompany last week's order [text, PDF; JURIST report] granting the habeas corpus petition of Yemeni Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Alla Ali Bin Ali Ahmed. In the [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] has decided to seek a delay of the release of photographs depicting the allegedly abusive treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, reversing an earlier decision, White House officials said Wednesday. Last month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] agreed to release [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] held [opinion, PDF] Monday that tort claims against a federally licensed gun maker and gun dealer stemming from a 1999 California shooting must be dismissed under a federal statute enacted in 2005. The court concluded that Congress intended [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] Secular Turkish judges have warned that amendments to the Turkish constitution [text; materials] proposed by the country's ruling Islamic Justice and Development Party (AKP) [party website, in Turkish] that would include restructuring the Constitutional Court [official website, in Turkish] are going too far to promote an Islamic agenda. Head [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] The New York State Assembly [official website] on Tuesday passed a bill [text; materials] that would allow same-sex marriages [JURIST news archive] to be performed in the state. The legislation, which was introduced last month [press release; JURIST report] by New York Governor David Paterson [official profile], passed by [read more]

07:05 EDT

[JURIST] A former high-value US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] detainee died in a Libyan prison Tuesday. Ali Mohamed Abdelaziz al Fakhiri, also known as Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi [Newsweek backgrounder], apparently committed suicide [Reuters report] in his cell at al Saleem prison. The Bush administration cited al-Libi as the [read more]

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