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Legal news from Saturday, February 26, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

The Obama administration on Friday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to delay its review of an order striking down the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (DADT) [10 USC § 654; JURIST news archive] because the policy will soon be ended. In December, President Barack Obama signed legislation that would …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The Spanish National Court on Friday agreed to continue investigating allegations of a Moroccan man who claims that he was tortured while detained at Guantanamo Bay. Article 23.4 of the Ley Organica del Poder Judicial (LOPJ) authorizes Spanish courts to hear certain types of international cases, but requires that …

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