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Legal news from Wednesday, July 4, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts

A contentious draft Iraqi oil law approved Tuesday by Iraq's cabinet stalled on its way to parliament 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 legislative approval. Critics pointed out that the draft had been …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

A Malaysian judge Wednesday rejected a bid by former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to sue former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for defamation in connection with renewed allegations that Anwar is a homosexual. Mahathir dismissed Anwar from office in 1998 in the midst of disagreements over financial policy and had him charged with corruption and …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

In his first statement to the UK House of Commons Tuesday, new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown laid out a series of proposed constitutional reforms he said were designed to make British government more accountable to the people. The changes, yet to be set out in formal legislation, include giving members of parliament …

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