A British court martial has released over twenty pictures that seem to show British troops abusing Iraqi civilians. The photos emerged as three Royal Regiment of Fusiliers soldiers are facing nine charges for allegedly abusing looters detained at a camp outside Basra in May 2003. Responding to the photos , head of the British Army [...]

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Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, Jan. 19. The US Supreme Court will hear 10 AM ET oral arguments in City of Ranchos Palos Verdes v. Abrams , in which it will resolve a circuit split over whether limits on land-use authority under the federal [...]

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Updating a JURIST report from earlier today on new security regulations for the upcoming January 30 elections in Iraq, Iraqi party sources said Tuesday that gunmen had killed two candidates of Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's political coalition in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Monday. Alaa Hamid was running for election to the [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in Rompilla v. Beard , 04-5462 , a PA case that involves jury instructions for cases involving the death penalty. Rompilla, who was convicted of robbing, stabbing and setting on fire a bar owner in Allentown, PA, in 1988, argues his death sentence should be overturned because jurors [...]

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Leading Tuesday's corporations and securities law news, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. announced the company will replace its chairman and chief executive with Stephen Cooper, a restructuring expert who most recently conducted Enron's turnaround. The company's stock collapse is attributed to shareholder lawsuits and a SEC probe of its accounting. Read the Krispy Kreme press release [...]

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Attorney General John Ashcroft is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon the first charges in the governemnt's investigation into alleged corruption in the UN-administered oil-for-food program . According to Justice Department sources, Ashcroft will announce a plea agreement with Samir Vincent, an Iraqi-American who headed Phoenix International, one of the companies that purchased Iraqi oil under [...]

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Families of the tsunami victims are pressuring the British government to amend the rules for when missing persons can be legally declared dead. Lord Charles Falconer announced today that legislators hoped to create a system to waive the seven-year time limit in cases where no body is found. The move would allow the hundreds of [...]

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