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Legal news from Tuesday, December 28, 2010

[JURIST] A federal judge has ruled that US Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) [official website] officials must provide representation to two mentally disabled immigrants [JURIST news archive] who are challenging deportation proceedings. The ruling was a landmark decision in immigration proceedings as, unlike criminal courts, immigration courts are not required … [read more]

[JURIST] The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] has filed an insider trading complaint [SEC release] against unknown investors in Martek Biosciences Corp. [corporate website], claiming that the investors purchased an unusually large number of call options in Martek in the two weeks preceding the December 21 announcement [DSM … [read more]

[JURIST] Global telecommunications organization Alcatel-Lucent [corporate website] on Monday agreed to pay more than $137 million [press release] to resolve investigations into its sales practices by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official websites]. The company will pay $92 million as part of a deferred … [read more]

[JURIST] International human rights organizations and numerous governments criticized Russia's justice system following Monday's guilty verdict [JURIST report] against Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense website; JURIST news archive] and his business partner Platon Lebedev [defense profile] on embezzlement charges. Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] urged Russian courts to overturn the verdict [press … [read more]

[JURIST] Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai [BBC profile, JURIST news archive] issued a decree Sunday allowing the country's Supreme Court [official website] to go forward with its plan to set up a tribunal to hear complaints of fraud during the September parliamentary elections [IEC backgrounder]. The tribunal brings doubt over the … [read more]

[JURIST] Nine men were charged and taken custody on Monday in the UK for conspiring to bomb the US Embassy and the London Stock Exchange [official websites]. The charges come after [AP report] British authorities had apprehended 12 men on December 21 as part of raids to capture suspected terrorists. … [read more]

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