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Legal news from Thursday, January 1, 2009
by Christian Ehret

Vietnamese newspaper editors Le Hoang and Nguyen Cong Khe have been dismissed from their jobs at the Tuoi Tre and Thanh Nien newspapers after protesting the arrests of two journalists working for their respective papers earlier this year, according to Thursday reports. The two newspapers are the most popular in Vietnam and were …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

The British government is willing to help the United States close the Guantanamo Bay military prison by accepting some released prisoners who have no previous connection to the UK, the Times reported Thursday. The paper quoted unnamed officials who indicated that the Foreign Office was the department most supportive of the position, although accepting non-UK detainees …

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by Christian Ehret

US Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. pressed his call for raises for federal judges in his 2008 year-end report on the federal judiciary, released Wednesday. Roberts compared the $6.8 billion allocated to the federal judiciary to the $3 trillion federal budget, labeling the judiciary's cost miniscule. He detailed steps that have been taken by …

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