After strong Congressional opposition to an $18.5 billion offer from the China National Offshore Oil Company Ltd. (CNOOC) and a $17.3 billion bid from Chevron, CNOOC has announced that it will drop its offer completely instead of raising it . China's offer led Chevron to increase its offer and alarmed Congress, which feared Chinese control [...]

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Despite newly-uncovered e-mails from former US military prosecutors that characterize the military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay as "rigged" and "a fraud", the Australian government is still backing a military trial for detained Australian David Hicks . Australian Prime Minister John Howard said Tuesday that he was told that the e-mails had already been investigated by [...]

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Sexual Violence Reported by Correctional Authority, 2004, US Department of Justice, released July 31, 2005 . Read the full text of the report here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.

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London police arrested two more men Monday in connection with the July 21 London bombing attempts following raids in South London's Stockwell and Clapham areas. The men were taken into custody and detained on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, a charge created by the Prevention of Terrorism Act of [...]

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US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Monday that the White House has no plans to respond to a request from Senate Democrats for documents produced by US Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Late Friday, Senate Judiciary Committee member Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) told reporters that Democrats would make a request for documents from about 20 [...]

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A US Department of Defense spokesperson Monday dismissed allegations made by two former military prosecutors that the military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay are "rigged" and often deprive defendants of evidence that could help prove their innocence. Defense Department spokesman Lawrence Di Rita told reporters that the DOD Inspector General conducted a full investigation into the [...]

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Leading Monday's states brief, the California Supreme Court ruled today that a private country club must offer spousal discounts to same-sex domestic partners. The court found that the country club's policy of allowing members' spouses to golf for free while charging members' domestic partners was "impermissible marital status discrimination." In the majority opinion, Justice Carlos [...]

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