Danish authorities have charged five soldiers – an intelligence officer and four military policemen – with "incorrect treatment" of Iraqi prisoners held in southern Iraq, Danish news agency Ritzau reported Friday. Denmark has 500 troops in the country headquartered at Camp Eden near Basra. The alleged abuse took place last year; complaints by other military [...]

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Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Friday, Jan. 21. The 55th Presidential Inauguration comes to a close today with a National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral. C-SPAN has a live webcast of the hour-long ceremony beginning at 10 AM ET. Members of the EU Commission [...]

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A week after the United States agreed to release accused terrorist Mamdouh Habib to his native Australia, the Guantanamo Bay detainee's return home is now being delayed by logistical problems centered on the US government's refusal to allow Habib to travel unshackled over US airspace. While they have agreed to avoid US airspace during the [...]

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The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the state's constitution does not require governmental recognition of same-sex marriage. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three same sex couples who argued that law was unconstitutional because it limited the choices of homosexuals. In its opinion , the court wrote: What we decide today is [...]

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Chile's Supreme Court said Thursday that a judge who has been investigating allegations of tax fraud against former dictator Augusto Pinochet can begin an international search for secret bank accounts belonging to Pinochet. Judge Sergio Munoz is investigating Pinochet's finances and is looking into allegations that Pinochet misused public funds and evaded taxes. Munoz has [...]

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Leading Thursday's corporations and securities brief, US District Court Judge Sim Lake has decided against former top Enron executives Ken Lay , Jeff Skilling , and Rick Causey in their attempt to move their trial outside of Houston. Skilling and Causey both face more than 30 charges, including fraud and conspiracy over allegations they manipulated [...]

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Capitol Hill sources indicate some Senate Democrats will attempt to delay the vote on the nomination of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state. The Senate reconvenes Thursday at 3 PM ET to debate the nomination. Aides said Democrats Barbara Boxer of California and Robert Byrd of West Virginia will give long speeches in opposition to [...]

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California officials lied to the US Supreme Court about racial segregation in the state's prisons, according to state prison guards and inmates quoted in the Wednesday edition of the Riverside Press-Enterprise. According to the newspaper, one correctional officer filed a whistleblower complaint with the state auditor over a false statement given to the Supreme Court [...]

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