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January 11, 2003

Illinois death row clemency
Read the full text of outgoing Illinois Governor George Ryan's speech Saturday afternoon at Northwestern University Law School, announcing a blanket clemency for all Illinois prisoners on death row. Review The Case for Blanket Clemency, authored by Northwestern's Center for Unlawful Convictions, which had championed the clemency drive.
1/11/2003 08:52:34 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

This day at law
On January 11, 1943, the United States and Great Britain relinquished by treaty their extraterritorial claims in China. This abandonment effectively ended the jurisdiction of the extraterritorial United States Court for China (established 1906) and the British Supreme Court in China. Read more about the United States Court for China - which one scholar has called 'probably the strangest federal tribunal ever constituted by Congress' - in a short online history of the US Ninth Circuit.
1/11/2003 12:52:52 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

January 10, 2003

Supreme Court Order List
Friday's US Supreme Court Order List, including the grants of certiorari in Nike v. Kasky (free speech) and American Insurance Company v. Low (recovery under insurance policies issued to eventual Holocaust victims), is now online [PDF].
1/10/2003 04:54:36 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

North Korean withdrawal from Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Watch recorded video of Friday's press conference by North Korea's UN Representative announcing North's Korea's withdrawal from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and read a subsequent press release from the International Atomic Energy Agency. Learn more about North Korea's record on nuclear safeguards from the IAEA.
1/10/2003 02:18:37 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

This day at law
On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations was formally established as the Treaty of Versailles entered into force. Review the Covenant of the League of Nations and a full League of Nations timeline.
1/10/2003 08:56:58 AM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

January 9, 2003

Weapons inspectors' interim report
Watch recorded video of comments by UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix (UNMOVIC) and International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohammed El Baradei made after their latest interim report to the Security Council pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
1/9/2003 09:02:31 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

Milosevic trial video
Watch recorded video of Thursday's resumption of the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague.
1/9/2003 02:39:42 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

This day at law
Carrie Chapman Catt, suffragist, womens' rights advocate and co-founder of the League of Women Voters, was born on January 9, 1859. Visit the Carrie Chapman Catt Childhood Home.
1/9/2003 10:49:49 AM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

January 8, 2003

Enemy combatants ruling
Read Wednesday's US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld [PDF], holding that the United States government has properly detained an American citizen captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan by declaring him an enemy combatant and denying him an attorney.
1/8/2003 05:29:00 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

Leahy warning re: Pickering
Outgoing Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy fired a warning shot Wednesday across President Bush's renomination of Judge Charles W. Pickering to the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
1/8/2003 01:43:03 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

Maryland death penalty race-bias study
The full text of the University of Maryland study indicating that race affects the way that death penalty cases are handled in Maryland is now available online [PDF]. Read the accompanying press release from the University of Maryland.
1/8/2003 01:20:15 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

This day at law
On January 8, 1973, seven men went on trial in Washington DC in connection with a June 17, 1972 break-in to Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate Hotel. Read more about the Watergate burglary and cover-up.
1/8/2003 08:37:10 AM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

January 7, 2003

This day at law
On January 7, 1972, William H. Rehnquist and Lewis F. Powell Jr. were sworn in as Justices of the United States Supreme Court. Watch a C-SPAN profile of (now Chief) Justice Rehnquist. Visit the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Archives at Washington & Lee University School of Law.
1/7/2003 10:42:35 AM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

January 6, 2003

This day at law
On January 6, 1964, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in New York Times v. Sullivan. Columbia Law School professor Herbert Wechsler argued for the petitioner. Listen to the oral arguments on Oyez, Oyez from Northwestern University.
1/6/2003 10:12:19 AM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST

January 5, 2003

This day at law
On January 5, 1968, a federal grand jury indicted child psychologist Dr. Benjamin Spock and several others for conspiring to aid draft dodgers. Spock was tried and convicted, but his conviction was later overturned. Read United States v. Spock by the US First Circuit Court of Appeals.
1/5/2003 07:24:05 PM by Bernard Hibbitts | link | latest Paper Chase | back to JURIST



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