Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, Jan. 20. The 55th Presidential Inaugural Ceremony will be held today, beginning at 11:30 AM ET as Vice President Dick Cheney takes the oath of office. President Bush will be sworn in at 12 PM ET. View a schedule [...]

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Written answers to questions posed by Senate Judiciary Committee members in connection with the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for US Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, January 19, 2005 . Review answers to questions by Senators Biden, Coburn, Durbin (Part I;II), Feingold, Feinstein, Graham, Grassley, Hatch, Kennedy (Part I;II;III), Kohl, Leahy, Levin, Schumer, Sessions and Specter. Reported [...]

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Khalid v. Bush and Boumediene v. Bush, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Richard Leon, January 19, 2005 . Excerpt: Thus, to the extent these non-resident detainees have rights, they are subject to both the military review process already in place and the laws Congress has passed defining the appropriate scope [...]

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Defense lawyers representing 12 Kuwaiti nationals detained in Guantanamo Bay said Wednesday that their clients looked emaciated and had complained of abuse, including physical abuse, torture and humiliation. The attorneys, Kristine Huskey and Thomas Wilner, made the observations after their first interviews with the detainees since the US Supreme Court ruled in Rasul v. Bush [...]

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AP is reporting that the Ukrainian Supreme Court has rejected a last appeal by losing candidate Viktor Yanukovych against the December 26 presidential election result. The decision definitively clears the way for formal publication of the election results in the official Holos Ukrainy and Uryadovyi Kuryer newspapers. The Maidan civic advocacy website in Kyiv offers [...]

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