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Legal news from Saturday, May 16, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

The government of Myanmar has disbarred a lawyer who sought to represent jailed democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi in her upcoming trial. The government cited Aung Thein's previous four-month jail term for contempt of court as the reason for the disbarment. Aung Thein was jailed for allowing his clients, student activists …

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by Tere Miller-Sporrer

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Leon Panetta on Friday defended information the CIA gave to Congress on the use of interrogation techniques during the Bush administration. In response to statements made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in which she claimed to have been misled by the …

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