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Chinese human rights lawyer has been tortured in prison, his legal team says

Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yang signed a false confession in detention in China after his captors beat him, deprived him of sleep and forced him into painful positions, according…

Law professor is among those killed in attack on American University of Afghanistan

An assistant law professor at American University of Afghanistan was among those killed in an attack late Wednesday that claimed the lives of at least 13 people.

The attack on…

ABA expresses concern about assassination of bar president in Pakistan, suicide attack on lawyers

ABA President Linda Klein has sent a letter to the prime minister of Pakistan expressing concern about the assassination of a local bar president and a suicide attack at a…

Chinese lawyer Wang Yu given ABA International Human Rights Award in absentia

ABA leaders and members of China’s community of dissidents-in-exile living in the United States packed a meeting room at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on Saturday morning…

Chinese human rights lawyer is sentenced to prison

A Chinese human rights lawyer will go to prison on a charge of subverting state power.

The lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday, the…

Detained Chinese human rights lawyer who is due to receive ABA award issues ‘confession’

A jailed Chinese human rights lawyer who is due to receive the ABA’s first International Human Rights Award in absentia has reportedly been released on bail after delivering a videotaped…

Detained Chinese lawyer to receive inaugural ABA International Human Rights Award

The ABA has chosen detained Chinese lawyer Wang Yu to receive its first International Human Rights Award.

The ABA announced the award on Friday, one year after Wang was detained…

In second sentencing, judge adds an extra year to Pistorius’ prison term

A judge in South Africa is citing mitigating factors in sentencing track star Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge…

8 years after landmark international manhunt, ex-teacher gets time for Cambodia child-sex crimes

More than eight years after an international manhunt for a “swirl face” pedophile made headlines due to innovative use of technology and the internet, the criminal justice system is still…

Solving Mysteries: Lawyers play detective in legal writing
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. begins his dissenting opinion from a denial of cert in Pennsylvania v. Dunlap this way:

China puts foreign groups under police supervision and requires them to find Chinese sponsors

China has passed a new law requiring foreign nongovernmental organizations—known as NGOs—to register with police and to find official Chinese sponsors.

The law passed Thursday amid criticism by Western governments…

IP litigator says she was startled to find that her art forgery article had been plagiarized online

When intellectual property litigator Leila Amineddoleh read a recent online article about fake and falsely attributed art works, she was startled.

The Tehelka Blog article, “The Rise Of…

Trial judge asks how grenade-like device works: Police officer pulls pin, and it explodes

A trial in an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan was dramatically halted on Monday after the judge asked a police officer how an explosive—that authorities say they took from the defendant—worked.

Lack of crime and bankruptcies means lower income for Japanese lawyers

Crime is approaching a record low in Japan, the number of bankruptcies is also plunging and, in general, people in Japan are less litigious than in the U.S., preferring to…

SCOTUS antitrust ruling against dentists raises questions about lawyers’ regulatory structures
The organized bar is feeling pain from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a regulatory board for the dental profession in North Carolina doesn't have state-action immunity in a Federal…

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