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15:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Israel [official website] on Sunday ordered [PDF text, in Hebrew] 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 [read more]

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[JURIST] Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert [official website] pledged Sunday to protect members of his country's military [official website] involved in Gaza operations from prosecution by foreign entities in remarks [text] at a weekly cabinet meeting. After insisting that Israeli forces had gone out of their way to avoid injuring [read more]

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[JURIST] Bolivians began voting Sunday morning on a proposed constitution [PDF text, in Spanish] supported by President Evo Morales [official website, in Spanish; BBC profile]. The proposed changes [Reuters report] would give the state control over the country's natural gas deposits, would require members of the country's supreme court [official [read more]

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[JURIST] Ousted Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [JURIST news archive] declared Saturday that he is still the chief justice [News report] of the country's Supreme Court [official website] under Pakistan's constitution [text]. Chaudhry made the statement during a lawyers' convention in Lahore organized by the Punjab Bar Council [official [read more]

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