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Legal news from Saturday, April 24, 2010
16:04 EDT

[JURIST] A Navy judge in Iraq acquitted US Navy SEAL [official website] Jonathan Keefe Friday of a charge of dereliction of duty in relation to the alleged assault of a high-profile Iraqi detainee implicated in the killing of four American contractors in Fallujah [JURIST new archive] in 2004, citing insufficient [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] An Oregon jury Friday found the Boy Scouts of America [organization website] negligent for failing to take actions that would have prevented further sexual abuse by an assistant scoutmaster during the 1980s and ordered the organization to pay $18.5 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Kerry Lewis. Multnomah County [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] Two Latino advocacy groups say they plan to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona's new immigration law, alleging it permits racial profiling. SB 1070 [text, PDF], signed into law [JURIST report] Friday by Governor Jan Brewer, permits police to question the immigration status of suspected illegal immigrants. Officials from the [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] A New York man pleaded guilty [US DOJ press release] Friday for plotting to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009. Zarein Ahmedzay appeared before US magistrate judge Steven Gold [official profile] on charges of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass of destruction (explosive bombs) against [read more]

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