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Judge issues sentence in Mexico's first oral public trial

[JURIST] A Mexican judge in the Nuevo Leon Wednesday found a man guilty of drunk driving in the nation's first oral and public trial. In June, Nuevo Leon [official government website in Spanish] was the first Mexican state to pass legislation that allows public and oral trials. Under the system currently in place, however, judges usually review files created by the defense and prosecution and then issue written verdicts. AP has more.

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