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Legal news from Saturday, April 28, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

The American Bar Association (ABA) Friday criticized a US Department of Justice proposal that lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees should be subject to tightened restrictions, including limited access to their client and evidence. ABA President Karen J. Mathis said in a statement:The ability of lawyers to confer with …

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by Joshua Pantesco

A parliamentary vote on the only candidate running to be the next president of Turkey ran into a legal challenge Friday after Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, a member of the ruling Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) fell 10 votes short of a requisite majority …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

A spokesman for the Cambodian Bar Association (BAKC) said Saturday that the group would dramatically reduce the fees it proposed to levy on foreign lawyers taking part in the upcoming Khmer Rouge genocide trials before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Foreign lawyers will now to be required to pay a one-time …

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