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Challenge to mandatory retirement for judges fails

Jun 21, 2013 Judges in Pennsylvania have failed in their bid to prove that the state’s mandatory retirement age is constitutionally invalid. The provision requiring compulsory retirement at age 70 was adopted as a state…

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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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Firm's unlikely client: Bin Laden's ex-driver

May 27, 2008 With corporate clients such as Boeing and more than a third of abillion dollars in annual revenue, it might seem odd that lawyers from the Seattle firm of Perkins Coie would find themselves defending a dirt-poor Yemeni…

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UN rights council condemns Israel

Mar 7, 2008 GENEVA - The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and called Thursday on Palestinians to stop rocket fire into Israel. The resolution sponsored by Pakistan and Muslim countries said…

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Law Societies call for Guantanamo closure

Mar 3, 2008 The Law Societies of England & Wales, Scotland and 31 other bar associations have signed a joint letter to president Bush calling for the immediate closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The letter condemns Bush's…

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Lawyers fear for ex-Yukos official

Feb 9, 2008 A former vice-president of the now-defunct Yukos oil company, Vasily Alexanian, 36, says he is nearly blind, has cancer of the lymph nodes and suspected tuberculosis. He has accused prosecutors of deliberately denying…

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Jewish associate sues A&O for race discrimination

Dec 22, 2007 A former associate from Allen & Overy’s New York office is suing the firm for race discrimination. Former associate Norman Schoenfeld, who worked at the firm from August to October this year, is bringing an action…

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Iowa Same-Sex Marriage Ruling On Hold

Sep 9, 2007 On Thursday, a judge in Polk County, Iowa issued a decision striking down an Iowa state law which declares that "only a marriage between a male and a female is valid," effectively opening the door for same-sex couples in…

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