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Legal news from Saturday, June 9, 2012

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled unanimously [opinion text, PDF] to allow 17 media groups unfettered viewing access at future executions, overturning a Tuesday ruling [JURIST report] from Idaho. The court declared that the Associated Press [media website] and 16 other … [read more]

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] appointed two US Attorneys [press release] on Friday to investigate recent "leaks" of classified information. The investigation will run concurrently with an FBI investigation, and the US Attorneys are empowered to prosecute any suspects as they see fit. The classified information, which … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] said Saturday that four ICC staff members have been detained in Libya [press release] since Thursday. They traveled to Libya Wednesday to meet with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; … [read more]

[JURIST] Defense lawyers for the alleged architect of the USS Cole bombing, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri [NYT profile; JURIST news archive], on Friday requested that the court allow for worldwide broadcast of the Guantanamo [JURIST backgrounder] trial, instead of limited broadcast in the Pentagon. Lawyers asked the military court judge, Army … [read more]

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