Legal news from Tuesday, February 11, 2003
14:02 EDT

[JURIST] FBI Director Robert Mueller appeared Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read his testimony concerning the war on terror and the continued terrorist threat [testimony transcript]. [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] JURIST's Paper Chase was updated intermittently Tuesday because BloggerPro experienced technical problems. Apologies to our readers for any inconvenience. [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] LLRX [official website], the free Law Library Resource Exchange site online since 1996, is "going on hiatus," according to a notice appearing on its front page Tuesday. The site will remain available without updates; readers are invited to visit LLRX Editor Sabrina Pacifici's new law and technology current awareness [read more]

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[JURIST] The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University has released a study [executive summary] indicating that "percent plans" - affirmative action alternatives based on admitting a certain percent of the highest performing graduates of each high school to public universities in a state - are rarely successful in maintaining racially/ethnically [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] The full Senate resumes debate Tuesday on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the US DC Court of Appeals. Review part one and part two [debate transcripts] of Monday's debate in the Congressional Record. [read more]

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[JURIST] The full Senate Monday approved the nominations of John R. Adams of Ohio to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; S. James Otero of California to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; and Robert A. Junell of Texas to [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] The ABA House of Delegates will consider Tuesday an ABA commission's proposal to limit asbestos lawsuits [PDF text] to plaintiffs with cancer or asbestos-related pulmonary disease. The proposal is opposed [ATLA press release] by the American Trial Lawyers Association - ATLA President Mary Alexander addressed the ABA [prepared comments] [read more]

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[JURIST] The full text of Attorney General John Ashcroft's speech Monday at the Council on Foreign Relations in now online. [read more]

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