German court lifts ban on Press TV

ShareThis German court lifts ban on Press TV 15 Jun 2012 A court in Germany has removed the ban which Munich’s Media Regulatory Office BLM had imposed on Press TV after the 24-hour news channel filed a lawsuit against the organization. Under pressure from the government, BLM took Press TV off the SES Astra satellite […]

Some cry ’coup’ as Egypt’s highest court annuls parliament, military extends power

Egypt’s highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country’s interim military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country’s leadership. The Supreme Constitutional Court found that all articles making up the law that regulated parliamentary elections are invalid, said Showee Elsayed, a constitutional lawyer. […]

Mubarak-appointed court orders Egypt parliament to dissolve

ShareThis Mubarak-appointed court orders Egypt parliament to dissolve –Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and lawmaker Mohammed el-Beltagy said the rulings amounted to a ‘full-fledged coup.’ 14 Jun 2012 Egypt’s highest [kangaroo] court on Thursday ordered the country’s Islamist-dominated parliament dissolved and ruled that the last prime minister to serve under Hosni Mubarak could stay in the […]

Top court rejects appeals by Guantanamo prisoners

ShareThis Top court rejects appeals by Guantanamo prisoners 11 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to reconsider challenges by Guantanamo Bay prisoners against their years-long detention at the U.S. military base in Cuba, an issue that prompted a landmark ruling four years ago. The high court sided with the Obama administration and rejected […]

Military court denies dismissal of WikiLeaks charges

ShareThis Military court denies dismissal of WikiLeaks charges 08 Jun 2012 A military judge refused on Friday to dismiss any of the 22 counts against an Army private charged in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Col. Denise Lind also indicated she will postpone Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial, currently set to start […]

Judge caught playing solitaire in Norway court during mass killer Breivik’s trial

A judge at the trial of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was caught playing solitaire on his laptop during Monday’s proceedings, the VG newspaper reported. Ernst Henning Eielsen, one of the five judges for the case, can clearly be seen on court cameras playing the card game. According to VG, Eielsen was playing the […]

Long-sealed Watergate documents may be released

The U.S. Department of Justice says at least some materials sealed as part of the court case against seven men involved in the 1972 Watergate burglary should be released. The agency responded Friday to a request by a Texas history professor who is seeking access to materials he believes could help answer lingering questions about […]

US top court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal

ShareThis US top court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal 04 Jun 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by four Blackwater Worldwide security guards mercenaries who argued prosecutors made improper use of their statements to investigators in charging them with killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. The justices refused to review a […]

Obama Administration Doubles Down for Indefinite Detention Authority

  (Common Dreams)   DOJ threatens appeal after judge issues injunction, calls provision ‘unconstitutional’. Federal prosecutors from Obama’s Dept. of Justice on Friday asked a judge to lift an injunction placed on specific section of a recent law that permits the ‘indefinite military detention’ by the United States government and was signed by the President in […]

Bradley Manning lawyer in struggle to have government documents released

ShareThis Bradley Manning lawyer in struggle to have government documents released 03 Jun 2012 The US government is in possession of 250,000 pages of documents relating to the transmission of state secrets to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which it is refusing to disclose to defence lawyers representing the alleged source of the leaks, Bradley Manning. Manning’s […]