Legal news from Sunday, November 7, 2010
13:11 EDT

[JURIST] Prosecutors from the Taiwanese Special Investigation Panel (SIP) announced Sunday that they will appeal the recent acquittal of former president Chen Shui-bian [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Chen was acquitted [JURIST report] on Friday of charges of money laundering, breach of trust and insider trading after the Taipei District [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] US Defense Secretary Robert Gates [official profile] called [press release] Sunday for Congress to repeal the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive] before the inauguration of the 112th Congress in January. Following Tuesday's midterm elections [unofficial results], in which Republicans made significant [read more]

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