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Legal news from Sunday, August 8, 2010
by Zach Zagger

South African journalists on Sunday expressed disdain for proposed media regulations that they claim will inhibit freedom of expression and media freedom. A declaration by South African Press Council chairman Raymond Louw criticizing the regulation was published in every major South African newspaper. Louw said he was "appalled" that the African National Congress (ANC) and the …

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by Erin Bock

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 for allegedly participating in a coup plot referred to as "Operation Sledgehammer" after the Justice and Democracy Party (AKP), which …

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by Erin Bock

Elena Kagan was sworn in as the 112th justice of the US Supreme Court Saturday. Kagan, the former US Solicitor General and dean of Harvard Law School, took part in two ceremonies—a private one for her friends and family, and a public ceremony. Chief Justice John Roberts …

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