AB 488, State of California, signed into law September 24, 2004. Read the legislation here. Excerpt: On or before July 1, 2005, with respect to a person who has been convicted of the commission or the attempted commission of any of the offenses listed in paragraph (2) or the statutory predecessors of any of these [...]
US House of Representatives, introduced September 24, 2004 . Read the text of the bill as introduced . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Amendments to Sections 1900 and 1961, and Adoption of new Section 1961.1, Title 13, California Code of Regulations , California Air Resources Board, approved September 24, 2004. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here and here.
US v. Ali al-Timini, September 23, 2004 . Read the indictment here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Bush v. Schiavo, Florida Supreme Court, September 23, 2004. Read the opinion here . Excerpt: Under procedures enacted by the Legislature, effective both before the passage of the Act and after its fifteen-day effective period expired, circuit courts are charged with adjudicating issues regarding incompetent individuals. The trial courts of this State are called upon [...]
State of Texas v. Westar Energy et al., September 21, 2004 . Read the indictments here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandra Jordan of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law considers what might happen if, as anticipated, the US Supreme Court applies its reasoning from its June 2004 Blakely ruling to the federal sentencing guidelines in two companion cases set to be argued in October. For thousands of defendants now serving prison [...]
President George W. Bush, September 20, 2004. Read the Executive Order here. Excerpt: I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that the situation that gave rise to the declaration of a national emergency in Executive Order 12543 of January 7, 1986, with respect to the policies and actions of the [...]
United Nations Security Council, September 18, 2004. Read the Resolution here . Excerpt: The Security Coucil… Calls upon the Government of Sudan and the rebel groups, particularly the Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudanese Liberation Army/Movement, to work together under the auspices of the African Union to reach a political solution in the negotiations [...]
Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran, International Atomic Eneregy Association, September 18, 2004. Read the Resolution here . Excerpt: The [IAEA} Board of Governors… Strongly urges that Iran respond positively to the Director General's findings on the provision of access and information by taking such steps as are required [...]