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Legal news from Monday, July 4, 2011
by Julia Zebley

Former Tunisian president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison on Monday by the Tunisian Court of Criminal Appeal after being found guilty in absentia on charges of illegal possession of drugs, weapons and stolen archaeological artifacts [La Presse de Tunis report, in …

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by Julia Zebley

Ratko Mladic made his second appearance Monday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), but was removed from the courtroom for disrupting the proceedings. Throughout the proceedings, Mladic was hostile, gesturing to the crowd and refusing to enter a plea without lawyers of his choice representing him. …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Department of Justice Friday filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in an attempt to stay the execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia. Leal Garcia's defense team filed a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court earlier this week. The Obama administration has serious concerns …

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