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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Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, January 17. Today is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday in the United States. Federal and state courts are closed in observance. The trial of Naser Oric continues Monday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. [...]

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Newdow v. Bush, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge John Bates, January 14, 2005 . Excerpt: There is a strong argument that, at this late date, the public interest would best be served by allowing the 2005 Inauguration ceremony to proceed on January 20 as planned. That would be consistent with [...]

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The first Kuwaiti to be freed from the US terror suspect detention camp at Guantanamo Bay arrived home in Kuwait Sunday, where he was taken into custody for questioning. Nasser al-Mutairi , a 28-year old former employee of the Kuwait Ministry of Education, was met by family and then held for debriefing. He was captured [...]

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