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Legal news from Sunday, August 12, 2007
22:08 EDT

[JURIST] A senior judicial official in Iran said Sunday that prosecutors have completed their investigation into two Iranian-American scholars who have been detained since May. Deputy Prosecutor Hassan Haddad said that the two scholars - Dr. Haleh Esfandiari [WWC profile] of the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and [read more]

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[JURIST] Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin [official profile] told the Canadian Bar Association [profession website] Saturday that access to the country's legal system needs to be more affordable. She said "the price of justice should not be so dear" and called access to justice a "basic right." In March, a [read more]

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[JURIST] US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer [OYEZ profile] told the American Bar Association [profession website] annual meeting Saturday that he was unhappy with the outcomes of several key Supreme Court cases last term, but said that he still has a strong belief in the rule of law [recorded video]. [read more]

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[JURIST] US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JURIST news archive] on Saturday praised Justice Department officials working in Baghdad for their "commitment to the rule of law" and their work to protect "the rights and liberties of Iraqi citizens." On his third trip to Iraq as US Attorney General, [read more]

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