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Legal news from Sunday, November 6, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday indicted seven people in the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. A senior officer and the former police chief of Rawalpindi, where the assassination took place, along with five militants, alleged members of the Pakistani Taliban, were among those charged with conspiracy in …

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by Ashley Hileman

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday issued a letter to Alabama's Attorney General Luther Strange, declaring its authority to investigate potential violations of civil rights laws. The letter, authored by Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, was in response to a letter the DOJ received from Strange on Wednesday, in which …

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