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Legal news from Wednesday, January 13, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In American Needle Inc. v. NFL, the Court heard arguments on whether the National Football League (NFL) and its member teams are a single entity that is exempt from rule …

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by Brian Jackson

Lawyers for convicted terrorism conspirator Jose Padilla argued Tuesday before the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that their client's conviction should be overturned. Padilla's appeal centers on a number of purported judicial errors, most prominently the lack of an evidentiary hearing to determine if Padilla was …

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by Brian Jackson

One month after hackers attempted to access Chinese human rights activists' e-mail accounts through the Google Gmail service, the company announced on Tuesday that it would rethink its involvement in the Internet market in China, possibly pulling out of the country. Among the possible changes in policy being considered are a cessation of search result …

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by Haley Wojdowski

A panel of three federal judges on Tuesday approved a revised plan filed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for reducing prison overcrowding in the state. The new plan includes revisions made possible because of legislative enactments, including summary parole for lower-level offenses to reduce the amount …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

A Virginia judge ruled Tuesday that lawsuits filed by two families whose children were killed in the 2007 Virginia Tech school shooting may proceed. Judge William Alexander of the Franklin County Circuit Court ruled that the defendants, university President Charles Steger, Executive Vice President James Hyatt, …

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by David Manes

A federal judge on Tuesday denied the request by former Qwest Communications CEO Joseph Nacchio for a new trial on insider trading charges. Nacchio had requested a new trial on the basis that the company's CFO, a key witness in the trial, had changed her testimony, but Judge Marcia Krieger of the US District …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

The US military referred charges Monday against Army Capt. Carl Bjork, accused by several Iraqi detainees of ordering the killings of two Iraqi civilians in 2006. The charges against Bjork include one count of reckless endangerment and two counts of premeditated murder. The accusers are three Iraqi police officers and a former Iraqi Intel officer currently being detained in …

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by Haley Wojdowski

The trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday resumed the trial of Serbian nationalist Volislav Seselj after it had been delayed for nearly a year over fears that witnesses were being intimidated. In order to protect their identities, the chamber will …

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by David Manes

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed new charges Tuesday against Bank of America (BOA), alleging that the company failure to disclose to its shareholders "extraordinary losses" at Merrill Lynch prior to the merger of the two companies. The SEC's complaint charges BOA with violating Section 14(a) of …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 8-1 in NRG Power Marketing v. Maine Public Utilities that the Mobile-Sierra doctrine applies when an entity not party to an interstate electricity contract contests the contract as not being "just and reasonable" as required by Section 206 of the …

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by Amelia Mathias

The leader of France's conservative party introduced legislation Tuesday to the National Assembly that would ban wearing of the burqa in public and make it punishable by 750 euros. Jean-Francois Cope, leader of the Union for Popular Movement (UMP) in …

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by Amelia Mathias

Spanish Judge Fernando Grande-Marlaska ruled on Tuesday that Basque separatist group ETA had tried three times to assassinate former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar in 2001 but had failed. Grande-Marlaska detailed the three assassination attempts as part of a description of the alleged crimes of ETA leader Pedro Maria Olano …

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by Jay Carmella

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed a superseding indictment Tuesday against alleged Somali pirate Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse, claiming that he led the takeover of two additional ships. Muse pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). The …

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by Jay Carmella

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that searches performed by police without legitimate suspicion are illegal. The ECHR found that British police had violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights when they stopped and searched two individuals in 2003 under the Terrorism Act 2000. …

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