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Legal news from Sunday, October 19, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Saturday named Susan Herman, a law professor at Brooklyn Law School, as its new president. Herman, a constitutional and civil rights scholar, previously served as the ACLU's general counsel. ACLU executive director Anthony Romero commented on her appointment: is a …

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by Devin Montgomery

Iran has banned the execution of minors for drug-related crimes, but will still allow the sentence to be imposed against juveniles convicted of murder, according to a statement made by Iran's Assistant Attorney General for Judicial Affairs Hossein Zabhi on Saturday. Zabhi announced a new directive limiting the use of the death penalty …

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