The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Wal-Mart violated labor laws when it disciplined an employee for wearing a union t-shirt and announcing a union meeting to co-workers. In its ruling, issued Monday, the court held that the employee had not violated a company policy against solicitation inside stores. The court did rule [...]

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Turkey is on track with reforms it pledged to undertake in its pursuit of EU membership, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Tuesday in an interview with the Financial Times. Gul rejected criticism that the country had not lived up to previous agreements and would not be prepared for more negotiations scheduled in October 2005. [...]

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A French court Tuesday sentenced six to jail terms for an alleged plot to bomb the US embassy in France in 2001. French-Algerian Djamel Beghal received a 10-year sentence as the leader of the group, while five others all received terms between one and nine years. Beghal testified that a confession he made after being [...]

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Twenty-eight people died Tuesday during a raid on a Philippine maximum security prison as police acted to suppress an uprising headed by prisoners affiliated with the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group . Abu Sayyaf is linked to al-Qaida and has been responsible for deadly attacks and ransom kidnappings in which hostages have been beheaded. The inmates [...]

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Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, March 15. The US Senate convenes at 9:30 AM ET, when it will consider S. Con. Res. 18 , the FY 2006 budget resolution. Watch a live webcast of proceedings. In committees, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold [...]

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Woo v. Lockyer, Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco, Judge Richard A. Kramer, March 14, 2005 . Excerpt: The state's protracted denial of equal protection cannot be justified simply because such constitutional violation has become traditional…. Simply put, same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited solely because California has always done so [...]

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The Prosecutor v. Vicent Rutaganira, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda , March 14, 2005 . Excerpt: The Accused knew that during the disturbances that occurred earlier in Kibuye préfecture, Tutsi civilians used to seek refuge in churches, and especially that between 8 and 15 April 1994, thousands of Tutsi civilians took refuge in the Mubuga [...]

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As world capitals reacted Monday to China's adoption of a law authorizing "non-peaceful means" of reunification with Taiwan, the White House called the legislation "unfortunate" while Russia said it understood China's position . In Washington, White House spokesman Scott McClellan noted that that the US "does not support Taiwan independence," but he told reporters that [...]

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