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Low execution risk keeps Asian legal fees down

Jul 3, 2013 International law firms waiting for legal fees to rise in Asia might be waiting a long time, according to this article in The American Lawyer. The relatively low fees paid for legal work in Asia is not just about low…

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The Death Penalty Dilemma Facing California

Jan 12, 2012 Should capital punishment in California be streamlined or abolished. That is the question that is reaching critical mass in this budget crunching climate. As a long standing confrontation between proponents and…

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U.S. Seeking Execution for 6 in Sept. 11 Case

Feb 17, 2008 Military prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty for six Guantánamo detainees who are to be charged with central roles in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, government officials who have been briefed on the charges…

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US executions hit 13-year low: report

Dec 20, 2007 The number of executions in the US in 2007 reached the lowest level in 13 years, according to the 2007 year-end report issued by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) on Tuesday. DPIC reported that there were 42…

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Does Death Penalty Save Lives? A New Debate

Nov 18, 2007 For the first time in a generation, the question of whether the death penalty deters murders has captured the attention of scholars in law and economics, setting off an intense new debate about one of the central…

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Supreme Court Faces an Array of Divisive Cases

Oct 1, 2007 The Supreme Court has so many polarizing cases on the docket for its new term that the deep ideological divisions that characterized the last term are all but certain to remain on display after the justices reconvene on…

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