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US Appeals Court Upholds 10 Year Prison Term for Lawyer in Terrorism Case

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld a 10 year prison sentence for a disbarred lawyer who helped her jailed terrorist client smuggle messages to his followers. The three-judge panel in New York wrote Thursday that Lynne Stewart still refuses to understand the seriousness of her crime. Stewart was originally sentenced to 28 months in […]

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China Orders Communist Loyalty Oaths for Lawyers

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s Justice Ministry has for the first time ordered lawyers to take a loyalty oath to the Communist Party, in a move that is raising the ire of human rights lawyers who defend critics of the authoritarian Beijing government. In a notice posted Wednesday on its Website, the ministry said first-time applicants and lawyers seeking […]

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