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17:10 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Saturday named [press release] Susan Herman [ACLU profile], a law professor at Brooklyn Law School [faculty profile], as its new president. Herman, a constitutional and civil rights scholar [selected works], previously served as the ACLU's general counsel. ACLU executive director [read more]

16:10 EDT

[JURIST] 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 [AP report] made by Iran's Assistant Attorney General for Judicial Affairs Hossein Zabhi on Saturday. Zabhi announced a new directive [Etemaad [read more]

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