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Legal news from Saturday, May 12, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic

At least eleven people have reportedly died and several dozen others have sustained injuries in Pakistan in conjunction with a Saturday rally in Karachi in support of suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Activists had gathered to protest the decision of President Pervez Musharraf to suspend Chaudhry amid ongoing …

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by Alexis Unkovic

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday withdrew one of its proposals for tightened restrictions on contact between lawyers and their clients at Guantanamo Bay outlined in an earlier DOJ filing with the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Backtracking on a three-visit cap between detainees [JURIST news …

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by Alexis Unkovic

Poland's Constitutional Tribunal 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, journalists, lawyers, diplomats and managers of state-owned companies - to file affidavits swearing they they never co-operated with the country's Communist-era secret police. The …

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