Legal news from Wednesday, July 4, 2007
22:07 EDT

[JURIST] A contentious draft Iraqi oil law [JURIST news archive] approved Tuesday by Iraq's cabinet stalled on its way to parliament [JURIST report] Wednesday after Sunni and Kurd politicians and Shiite lawmakers associated with radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr objected to its terms and the process of pushing it forward for [read more]

21:07 EDT

[JURIST] A Malaysian judge Wednesday rejected a bid by former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim [official website] to sue former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad [BBC profile] for defamation in connection with renewed allegations that Anwar is a homosexual. Mahathir dismissed Anwar from office in 1998 in the midst of disagreements [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] In his first statement to the UK House of Commons Tuesday, new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown [JURIST news archive] laid out a series of proposed constitutional reforms [statement; recorded video] he said were designed to make British government more accountable to the people. The changes, yet to be [read more]

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