Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, Jan. 18. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases today beginning at 10 AM ET. In the first case, Rompilla v. Beard , the Court will consider whether a jury must be instructed that a life [...]

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A Spanish court Monday indicted eight people suspected of providing material aid and logistical assistance to the September 11th hijackers. The indictment alleges that the suspects provided counterfeit documents and logistical support to terrorist cells in Spain and Germany that were instrumental in the September 11th attacks. Crusading Spanish terrorism investigator Judge Baltasar Garzon released [...]

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia found two former Bosnian Serb army officers guilty Monday of playing prominent roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre . Vidoje Blagojevic, former commander of the Bratunac brigade, and Dragan Jokic, the former chief of engineers in the Zvornik brigade, were sentenced to 18 and 9 years of [...]

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Voter registration began Monday for expatriate Iraqis wishing to cast ballots in the upcoming January 30 elections for a new Iraqi national assembly. The expatriate registration drive, part of the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program co-ordinated by the International Organization for Migration , is part of an initiative covering 14 countries around the world. Some 2 [...]

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Speaking to congregants at a church near civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior's hometown of Atlanta on the eve of the national holiday celebrating his birth, the Reverend Jesse Jackson said Sunday that war, poverty, violence and social injustice are diminishing King's legacy. Jackson, who was with King on the balcony of his Memphis [...]

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Three British soldiers, Corporal Daniel Kenyon and Lieutenant Corporals Darren Larkin and Martin Cooley, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, are expected to plead not guilty Tuesday at a court martial on charges of assault and indecent assault on Iraqi civilian prisoners. The claims, arising from a May 2003 incident in Basra, will be heard [...]

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The Supreme Court of Ukraine Monday began hearing a final appeal by defeated candidate and former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych against the December 26 election presidential re-vote that favored opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. Approximately 20 judges will consider the appeal, argued by Yanukovych's team of Ukrainian and Swiss lawyers. The court has already rejected a [...]

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Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law School: "There is a movement afoot, assisted by the strengthening of Republican control over Congress, to impose federal limits on tort litigation, particularly medical malpractice; premiums for malpractice insurance have soared in the last two years and physicians are protesting vigorously. The costs of malpractice premiums are only about [...]

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