Attorneys for Sami Al-Arian, a former professor facing charges of materially supporting terrorism, racketeering and money laundering, have sought to disqualify most of the government's evidence in the case, arguing that it was unconstitutionally obtained. Al-Arian, a former professor at the University of South Florida, and eight others were charged with making up the leadership [...]

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Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, November 24. The US House and Senate will meet Wednesday for legislative business to pass an amended Continuing Resolution extending funding for government operations through December 8th. Watch a live webcast of House proceedings beginning at 2 PM ET [...]

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Peter Henning, Wayne State University Law School: "Frank Quattrone, former star high tech investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), was permanently barred from the securities industry and fined $30,000 by the NASD yesterday (Nov. 22).  Quattrone was convicted this past March of obstruction of justice in connection with an e-mail he forwarded to [...]

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Updating an earlier story on JURIST's Paper Chase, a federal judge late Tuesday denied the request of third-party candidates for a full recount of Ohio presidential ballots before the state had certified the election results. Judge James G. Carr in Toledo wrote that he sees no reason why the recount, to which the candidates are [...]

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Larry Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law: "This W$J overview of the Disney case puts the Eisner/Ovitz affair into perspective: a strong CEO rendered his board practically irrelevant. Left on his own, he fumbled badly.  Shareholders suffered. There are many interesting aspects of this case, including the limits of judicial supervision under the business [...]

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