Legal news from Saturday, May 12, 2007
10:05 EDT

[JURIST] At least eleven people have reportedly died and several dozen others have sustained injuries in Pakistan [JURIST news archive] in conjunction with a Saturday rally in Karachi in support of suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry [official website; JURIST news archive]. Activists had gathered to protest the decision of [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] Friday withdrew one of its proposals for tightened restrictions [proposed protective order, PDF] on contact between lawyers and their clients at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] outlined [JURIST report] in an earlier DOJ filing with the US DC Circuit Court of [read more]

08:05 EDT

[JURIST] Poland's Constitutional Tribunal [official website] Friday struck down portions of the country's so-called Lustration Law [RFE backgrounder; BI backgrounder on "lustration" generally] passed in October 2006 requiring over 700,000 Polish professionals - academics [IPN announcement], journalists, lawyers, diplomats and managers of state-owned companies - to file affidavits swearing they [read more]

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