Legal news from Sunday, November 14, 2004
19:11 EDT

[JURIST] African Union leaders meeting in Nigeria Sunday called for an immediate UN arms embargo against the warring government and rebels in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The current UN Security Council embargo proposal, scheduled for a vote on Monday, imposes sanctions on the parties beginning on December 10. But summit [read more]

17:11 EDT

[JURIST] Iran announced Sunday that it has submitted a letter to the UN stating that it would suspend uranium enrichment activities as part of a deal with the European Union to avoid UN Security Council sanctions. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Hassan Rohani, said the suspension will remain as long as [read more]

16:11 EDT

[JURIST] The White House has ordered new CIA director Porter Goss to eliminate officers from the CIA who are believed to have been disloyal to President Bush or to have leaked to the media damaging information about the conduct of operations in the Middle East, according to former CIA officials [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] A California group that wants to amend the US Constitution to allow foreign born citizens to run for president is sponsering a series of television ads designed to rally public support. The ads will run in California starting Monday, and will urge residents to give Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Palestinians will vote on January 9, 2005, to elect a successor to Palestinian Authority president Yasser Arafat, who died Thursday. Under the Palestinan Basic Law, elections must be held within 60 days of Arafat's death. Several candidates have announced their intention to run, including PLO leader and former Prime [read more]

08:11 EDT

[JURIST] Sunday's New York Times highlights the effect President Bush may have on the US Supreme Court and a trade dispute between the US and Canada over beef exports.Today's Washington Post covers the scandal surrounding the UN's oil-for-food program and the role the program's head may have played in the [read more]

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