Legal news from Saturday, January 1, 2011

[JURIST] Officials from the United Nations [official website] on Friday warned [UN News Centre report] supporters of ousted Ivory Coast [CIA backgrounder; JURIST news archive] president Laurent Gbagbo not to attack the Golf Hotel, where UN peacekeeping forces now stand guard over president-elect Alassane Ouattara [BBC profiles]. Y.J. Choi, head … [read more]

[JURIST] The Washington Supreme Court ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-2 on Thursday that holding death row inmates in solitary confinement indefinitely is not an impermissible increase in the severity of punishment. The suit was initiated by Jonathan Gentry, who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the rape and murder of … [read more]

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