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Legal news from Sunday, August 12, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

A senior judicial official in Iran said Sunday that prosecutors have completed their investigation into two Iranian-American scholars who have been detained since May. Deputy Prosecutor Hassan Haddad said that the two scholars - Dr. Haleh Esfandiari of the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Open Society Institute consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh …

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by Natalie Hrubos

Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin told the Canadian Bar Association Saturday that access to the country's legal system needs to be more affordable. She said "the price of justice should not be so dear" and called access to justice a "basic right." In March, a Toronto Star investigationrevealed that a three-day civil trial …

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by Natalie Hrubos

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told the American Bar Association annual meeting Saturday that he was unhappy with the outcomes of several key Supreme Court cases last term, but said that he still has a strong belief in the rule of law. In his speech, Breyer said: "I'm not going to be …

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by Natalie Hrubos

US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Saturday praised Justice Department officials working in Baghdad for their "commitment to the rule of law" and their work to protect "the rights and liberties of Iraqi citizens." On his third trip to Iraq as US Attorney General, Gonzales said:I am pleased to see first-hand ... …

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