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Legal news from Sunday, January 25, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

The Supreme Court of Israel on Sunday ordered that foreign reporters be given open access to the Gaza Strip unless there is a "concrete" danger to their safety. The court gave the order in response to a petition filed by the Foreign Press Association (FPA), which claimed foreign reporters had been …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged Sunday to protect members of his country's military involved in Gaza operations from prosecution by foreign entities in remarks at a weekly cabinet meeting. After insisting that Israeli forces had gone out of their way to avoid injuring civilians during their Gaza actions, Olmert said: The …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Bolivians began voting Sunday morning on a proposed constitution supported by President Evo Morales. The proposed changes would give the state control over the country's natural gas deposits, would require members of the country's supreme court to be elected by national vote and …

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by Devin Montgomery

Ousted Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry declared Saturday that he is still the chief justice of the country's Supreme Court under Pakistan's constitution. Chaudhry made the statement during a lawyers' convention in Lahore organized by the Punjab Bar Council. Addressing attendees, he maintained his position that the removal …

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