Legal news from Wednesday, April 27, 2011

[JURIST] Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday filed a corruption lawsuit in a US federal court against a natural gas trading company. In the suit against Swiss-based RosUkrEnergo [corporate website, in Russian], Tymoshenko seeks to reverse [AP report] a decision [text, PDF, in … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in AT&T v. Concepcion [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) [text], which provides for judicial facilitation of private dispute resolution through arbitration when the transaction involves interstate commerce, preempts … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Wednesday in Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan [oral argument transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on whether the First Amendment allows states to prevent government officials from voting on matters in which they … [read more]

[JURIST] A Somali man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] to piracy, kidnapping and weapons charges related to a yacht hijacking in February that left four Americans dead. Mohammad Saaili Shibin is believed to have been the chief … [read more]

[JURIST] A study [text] released Tuesday by PLoS Medicine [journal website] asserts that US military medical personnel responsible for treating Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees consciously disregarded evidence of physical and psychological torture. The report's authors, including a retired US Army general, reviewed the medical records and case files … [read more]

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