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Legal news from Sunday, August 8, 2010
14:08 EDT

[JURIST] South African journalists on Sunday expressed disdain [statement] for proposed media regulations that they claim will inhibit freedom of expression and media freedom. A declaration by South African Press Council [official website] chairman Raymond Louw criticizing the regulation was published in every major South African newspaper. Louw said he [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] A Turkish court on Friday annulled the arrest warrants issued for 102 Turkish military officers over an alleged 2003 coup plot. The officers, including 25 generals and admirals, were arrested last month [JURIST report] for allegedly participating in a coup plot referred to as "Operation Sledgehammer" [Al Jazeera backgrounder] [read more]

12:08 EDT

[JURIST] Elena Kagan [official profile; JURIST news archive] was sworn in [video] as the 112th justice of the US Supreme Court [official website] Saturday. Kagan, the former US Solicitor General and dean of Harvard Law School [official websites], took part in two ceremonies [AFP report]—a private one for her friends [read more]

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