Legal news from Saturday, February 5, 2011

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi [official website] on Thursday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a lawsuit challenging the health care reform law [HR 3590 text; JURIST news archive]. Judge Keith Starrett ruled that plaintiffs, Mississippi Lt. Governor Phil Bryant [official website] and 10 … [read more]

[JURIST] The US and Russia on Saturday formally inaugurated the New START treaty [materials, PDF; JURIST news archive], an agreement intended to reduce nuclear arms in both countries. At the security conference in Munich, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [official profile] and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov [official profile, … [read more]

[JURIST] A federal judge on Thursday upheld the detention of Mashur Al Sabri [summary of evidence, PDF], a Saudi-born Yemeni citizen who was captured between Afghanistan and Pakistan and detained as an enemy combatant in December 2002. Sabri is currently 32 years old and has been held for more than … [read more]

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