Washington Supreme Court upholds indefinite solitary confinement for death row prisoners

By |2011-01-31T21:29:54+00:00January 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The Washington Supreme Court ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-2 on Thursday that holding death row inmates in solitary confinement indefinitely is not an impermissible increase in the severity of punishment. The suit was initiated by Jonathan Gentry, wh...

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Congress approves defense spending bill preventing US trial of Guantanamo detainees

By |2011-01-31T16:34:44+00:00January 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Senate and the House of Representatives [official websites] on Wednesday gave final approval to a defense spending bill [HR 3082 materials] that includes a provision preventing Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees from being t...

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Nation's D.A.s press for a national training center

By |2011-01-31T02:04:32+00:00January 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

A training center for state and local prosecutors and public defenders could be coming to Utah — if the National District Attorneys Association gets its way.

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Toyota agrees to pay additional $32 million in fines to US government over safety defects

By |2011-01-30T11:19:25+00:00January 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive] settled US federal investigations on Tuesday by agreeing to pay a record $32.4 million in extra fines for product defects and poor handling of a recall. The fines stem from two ...

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Senate blocks vote to repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

By |2011-01-30T07:29:08+00:00January 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] failed Thursday to advance a vote on a bill to repeal the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (DADT) [10 USC 654; JURIST news archive], which prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces. The Senate fell three votes short [roll call vote] of the 60 votes necessary to approve a cloture motion on a defense spending bill [S 3454 materials] that would include a provision for repeal....

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Germany court rejects El-Masri CIA rendition suit

By |2011-01-30T05:10:01+00:00January 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A German administrative court dismissed [press release, in German] a lawsuit filed by Khaled El-Masri [JURIST news archive] seeking the arrest and extradition of 13 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] agents whom El-Masri clai...

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US urges Hezbollah not to impede Lebanon tribunal

By |2011-01-29T16:52:55+00:00January 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [official profile] has urged Hezbollah [CFR backgrounder; JURIST news archive] not to resort to violence [text] in an attempt to impede the investigation of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) [offic...

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