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Legal news from Saturday, August 21, 2010
by Daniel Makosky

US military judge Army Colonel Patrick Parrish rejected claims by Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr that his confession was a byproduct of torture, in a ruling released Friday. Khadr's lawyers had argued that his statements were illegally obtained through threats of rape and death by interrogators. …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The Obama administration on Friday urged Libyan authorities to return convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi to a Scottish prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton released a statement explaining the US position on al Megrahi's situation:The …

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