Legal news from Saturday, April 9, 2005
15:04 EDT

[JURIST] Following up a story reported Friday on JURIST's Paper Chase, Mexico City mayor and presidential hopeful Manuel Lopez Obrador [World Mayor profile] announced to reporters outside of his home Saturday that he will surrender to authorities as soon as an arrest warrant is issued. Late Thursday, Mexico's Congress striped [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] In an address [notice] to the San Francisco Commonwealth Club public affairs forum Friday, Brigadier General Janis Karpinski said that ample evidence exists to prove the use of torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] was authorized by the highest levels of the US government. Karpinski [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] During the weekly Democratic radio address [WTOP audio] Saturday, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid [official website] defended his party's position in the current battle between Democrats and Republicans over President Bush's judicial nominees [JURIST news archive] and procedures used to consider them, the second time in two weeks [JURIST [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] The CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce [official website] Friday called for the US Department of Justice to investigate allegations of widespread fraud in asbestos lawsuits. The letter [press release] sent by Thomas Donohue alleges that lawyers and doctors across the country are engaged in systematic diagnostic fraud, [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] Anglican cleric Father Paul Williamson filed a last-minute legal objection to the marriage of Prince Charles [official website] to Camilla Parker Bowles [official website] at the civic offices in Windsor Saturday just before the couple's civil marriage ceremony [British monarchy wedding notice; official royal wedding press pack] in the [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Identities and details concerning the cases and treatment of some 60 Guantanamo detainees [AP names list] have emerged from thousands of pages of transcribed documentation filed by detainees' lawyers in US District Court in Washington, where lawsuits challenging the detentions of terror suspects are now being heard. In a [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] In a turnaround from its position just a day earlier, the Environmental Protection Agency [official website] canceled a controversial study Friday involving the effects of pesticides on children. The EPA had planned to seek the advice of outside scientific experts before making a final determination on the suspended CHEERS [read more]

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