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Legal news from Saturday, October 15, 2011

[JURIST] A disabled Navy veteran filed a notice of appeal [CT Post report] Thursday with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims [official website] for denying her partner a share of her disability benefits under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST news archive]. Carmen Cardona filed for veterans' … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday rejected [opinion text, PDF] a request [complaint, PDF] by Judicial Watch and the Media Research Center (MRC) [advocacy websites] for documents pertaining to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement with the Patient Protection … [read more]

[JURIST] International Criminal Court [ICC] [official website] Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] arrived in the Ivory Coast [BBC backgrounder] Saturday to investigate allegations of war crimes committed during post-election violence [JURIST news archive] following last November's elections. Thousands were allegedly killed and hundreds detained and raped in the months-long … [read more]

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