Justices search for substance in arguments in abuse case

By |2011-03-27T17:14:35+00:00March 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Supreme Court arguments Tuesday in a closely watched dispute over the interrogation of child abuse victims quickly turned into a "where's the beef" discussion of whether a controversy remains between parties in the case.

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Supreme Court rules vaccine makers immune from design defect suits

By |2011-03-27T14:37:23+00:00March 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-2 in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that section 22(b)(1) [text] of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986...

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Law professors ask Congress to subject Supreme Court justices to ethics rules

By |2011-03-27T14:22:32+00:00March 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A group of law professors asked Congress Wednesday to extend the Code of Conduct for United States Judges [text, PDF] to apply to the Supreme Court [official website]. In a letter [text, PDF] to the House and Senate Judiciary Comittees [offici...

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US demands release of diplomat arrested in death of two Pakistanis

By |2011-03-27T11:28:59+00:00March 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Embassy in Pakistan on Saturday demanded [press release] the prompt release of a US man who it believes has been illegally arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis, arguing the man qualifies for diplomatic immun...

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Federal prosecutors end criminal investigation of Countrywide executive

By |2011-03-27T06:48:22+00:00March 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors have dropped a criminal investigation against former Countrywide Financial Corporation [JURIST news archive] executive Angelo Mozilo, concluding that he was not involved in any criminal conduct during his time as director o...

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Federal judge upholds detention of Yemeni Guantanamo inmate

By |2011-03-27T03:20:53+00:00March 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday denied [opinion, PDF] a petition for writ of habeas corpus of a Yemeni man currently detained at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. Judge Ricardo Ur...

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Supreme Court finds employer liable in discrimination suit

By |2011-03-27T02:16:27+00:00March 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously in Staub v. Proctor Hospital [Cornell LII Backgrounder; JURIST report] that an employer may be held liable for employment discrimination b...

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