US Ambassador to the UN John Danforth has criticized the UN General Assembly after the body appeared likely not to take action on a resolution condemning human rights violations in Sudan. A vote on the resolution is scheduled Wednesday, but the human rights committee was set to file a "no action" motion. In comments to [...]
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 [...]
Leaders from the UN tribunals for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda have reported to the Security Council that, despite some lack of cooperation by member states in arresting and transfering indicted individuals, they will complete their work by the 2008 deadline set by the Council. Carla Del Ponte, lead prosecutor for the [...]
Dan Tokaji, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University: "U.S. District Judge James Carr has denied a preliminary injunction and TRO, in a case seeking to compel Ohio election officials to complete a recount by the December 7 "safe harbor" date. His order can be found here on Rick Hasen's blog, and the moving papers [...]
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 [...]
Rios et al. v. Blackwell, US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Judge James G. Carr, November 23, 2004 . Read the full text of the order here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
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 [...]
In the matter of Viacom, Inc., Federal Communications Commission, ruling adopted November 9, 2004 and released November 23, 2004 . Read the full text of the FCC order here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
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 [...]
AP is reporting that media conglomerate Viacom has agreed to pay a record $3.5 million to settle FCC allegations of indecency on its radio and television stations. 6:15 PM ET – The complete FCC order is now available online. Read an FCC press release . Statements from the commissioners are available here. AP has more.