Legal news from Saturday, August 13, 2005
12:08 EDT

[JURIST] There were indications Saturday that Iraq's constitutional committee [official website] would resolve major issues and submit a draft constitution [JURIST news archive] before the Monday August 15 deadline. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani told reporters that the committee had reached a tentative agreement on the issue of oil wealth distribution, [read more]

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[JURIST] US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced in a press release late Friday that the threat level for transit systems nationwide was being lowered from Code Orange, or "high", to "elevated" Code Yellow. The threat level had been increased on July 7 following the London subway bombings [JURIST news [read more]

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[JURIST] Two attorneys representing inmates at Guantanamo Bay prison [JURIST news archive] told reporters Saturday that the US military has agreed to meet several demands of prisoners for better conditions at the facility, including greater access to books and bottled water with every meal. According to the attorneys, the military [read more]

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[JURIST] By a 4-2 margin late Friday the California Supreme Court [official website] overruled a lower court decision [JURIST report], and placed controversial Proposition 77 [text] back on the November 8 special election [Secretary of State information] ballot. Proponents of the plan that transfers redistricting power from the current Democratic-controlled [read more]

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