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Legal news from Sunday, April 11, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski

Human Rights Watch (HRW) Sunday accused both Israel and Hamas of failing to conduct meaningful, credible investigations into accusations of war crimes during the January 2009 Gaza conflict. In a 62-page report HRW described the alleged law of war violations committed during the combat, along with …

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by Dwyer Arce

US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) predicted Sunday that President Obama will nominate a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in time for hearings to be concluded over the summer. In an appearance with Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on …

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by Dwyer Arce

The US District Court for the District of Columbia late last week made public two previously unreleased rulings relating to habeas corpus claims by Guantanamo detainees. In a decision ordering the release of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Judge James Robertson held that the government had to release Slahi because it was unable to prove that he …

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