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Legal news from Saturday, December 26, 2009
by Andrew Morgan

US authorities on Saturday filed charges against a Nigerian national for allegedly attempting to set off an explosive device on an airplane bound from Amsterdam to Detroit on Friday. According to an affidavit filed by Special Agent Theodore Peissig of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab detonated a device thought …

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by Steve Dotterer

The US Senate on Thursday approved a measure raising the federal borrowing limit by $290 billion. The bill was passed pursuant to recommendations by officials at the US Treasury Department that additional funding was necessary to continue government operations. HR 4314, which passed 60-39, amends 31 USC § 3101 to …

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by Dwyer Arce

The Pakistani Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said on Friday that the government was considering increasing the size of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to deal with the backlog of cases created by the Court's overturning of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) earlier this month. The decision removed …

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