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Legal news from Saturday, January 16, 2010
by Ximena Marinero

Haitian nationals already present in the US on January 12 have been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and will be allowed to continue living and working in the US for the next 18 months regardless of their immigration status, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Friday. Speaking days after a devastating …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

The Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan's lower house of Parliament, Saturday narrowly approved Habibullah Galib as the country's new Minister of Justice but overall rejected 10 of President Hamid Karzai's 17 nominees for cabinet positions, Karzai's second such setback in two weeks. A McClatchy Newspapers report quoted Sima Samar, director of the …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

US Department of Defense officials Friday released the names of prisoners held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, in response to a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last year. The list, containing the names of 645 prisoners, several …

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