Legal news from Friday, February 14, 2003
18:02 EDT

[JURIST] President Bush Friday released the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism [PDF text; White House press release], a policy paper setting out general foreign policy and domestic law enforcement strategies to counter and suppress terrorist threats [HTML version also available from the State Department]. Noting that terrorism tries to subvert [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Professor Anne Bayefsky [faculty profile] of the York University Department of Political Science (Toronto) [official website] has launched a new website dedicated to facilitating access to, and complaint filings under, the various UN human rights treaties currently in force. Visit [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] In remarks Friday at FBI Headquarters (streaming video also available), President Bush announced that the Terrorist Threat Integration Center [White House fact sheet], a co-ordinated intelligence effort by the Department of Justice, the FBI, the CIA, and the Department of Homeland Security, will begin work May 1. Also on [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] The official texts of Friday's reports to the UN Security Council by UNMOVIC Chairman Dr. Hans Blix [report text; watch streaming video] and IAEA Chairman Dr. Mohammed ElBaradei [watch streaming video] on Iraq's compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1441 are now online. Speeches in response by US Secretary [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defended constitutional originalism Thursday in an address at the University of Pennsylvania Law School [official website]. Read more about Justice Scalia's lecture in the Daily Pennsylvanian. The visit sparked a demonstration [Daily Pennsylvanian report] by students, professors and other activists opposed to Justice [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] The US Senate resumes debate Friday on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Thursday's debate is now available (in parts one and two) [debate transcripts] from the Congressional Record. [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] FindLaw has posted a copy of the complaint [PDF text] and the memorandum in support of a motion for a preliminary injunction [PDF text] in the war powers lawsuit filed Thursday against President Bush and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld by a coalition of US soldiers, parents of US soldiers [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] Professor Jack Balkin [faculty profile] of Yale Law School [official website] has posted his reflections on a recent federal court decision [PDF text] holding that the City of New York can prevent an estimated crowd of 100,000 demonstrators from marching in Manhattan this Saturday to protest the upcoming war [read more]

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