Legal news from Saturday, April 30, 2005
12:04 EDT

[JURIST] The lawyer for Pfc. Lynndie England [Wikipedia profile] said Friday that the 22-year old reservist made infamous by photographs that showed her posing with with humiliated Iraqi detainees in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison has agreed to plead guilty to seven charges of conspiracy, maltreatment and indecent acts when she [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] US District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema Friday denied a US Department of Justice request to release a report on FBI missteps leading up to 9/11. The report chronicles three episodes considered to be missed opportunities to detect the 9/11 plot, including the 2001 arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui [JURIST news [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] An Alabama Circuit Court refused Friday to dismiss the first wrongful-death suit brought against Merck for their painkiller Vioxx. Merck pulled Vioxx from the market when a study found it to double the chances of heart attacks and strokes in patients who took the drug more than 18 months. [read more]

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