The Montana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Democratic candidate Jeanne Windham was the winner of a contested seat in the Montana House of Representatives. After a recount revealed both Windham and her Constitution Party opponent Rick Jore received 1,559 votes, Governor Judy Martz was charged with the duty of breaking the tie. She appointed Jore, [...]
Authorities in Thailand have dispatched hundreds of additional police to coastal provinces hardest hit by Sunday's tsunami in an effort to stem an apparent tide of looting. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has issued stern warnings to would-be looters, and several arrests have already been made. Well-off Western tourists killed and otherwise affected by the [...]
Six members of a Navy SEALs unit and two Navy wives sued the Associated Press Tuesday, stating that the news agency endangered the servicemen's lives and invaded their privacy by publishing private photos showing the men interacting with Iraqi prisoners. The lawsuit states the agency erred by not obscuring the identity of the six Navy [...]
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, now a maverick war crimes lawyer and an outspoken critic of American foreign policy on Iraq who held office in the 1960s under President Lyndon Johnson, has joined the legal team defending Saddam Hussein. He said his principal concern was protecting the rights of the former Iraqi leader. He [...]
The Supreme Court of Ukraine's press service is reporting that the court has dismissed without consideration the first of four electoral complaints presented to the court by Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, according to Maidan News in Kyiv.
US v. Martha Stewart & Peter Bacanovic, Brief for the United States of America, November 24, 2004. Read the full text of the brief here .
Deutsche Bank asked a US bankruptcy court in Houston Tuesday to dismiss the filing of Russian oil giant Yukos for lack of jurisdiction, contending the company has no American presence beyond two small bank accounts and the residence of its financial chief. Yukos claimed the bankruptcy was properly filed in Texas because CFO Bruce Misamore [...]
Results of voting in Ukraine: elections of the President of Ukraine, repeat voting, 26 December, 2004, 100% of precincts reporting, Ukraine Central Election Commission, December 28, 2004. View the official final tabulated results in English here.
In an 2-1 opinion written by Judge A. Wallace Tashima, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a casino's requirement that its waitresses wear make-up while serving beverages does not constitute sex discrimination in violation of Title VII. The case developed after Harrah's Casino, located in Reno, NV, implemented new employee guidelines [...]
US District Judge Federico Moreno Tuesday postponed the arraignment of Cali drug kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela until Jan. 28, 2005, giving his attorney time to persuade the Treasury Department to allow Orejuela's assets to pay for his legal defense fees. While attorney Jose Quinon plans to defend Orejuela's plea of innocence to charges of cocaine [...]