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459 ABA Journal Asia articles.

China human rights lawyer gets suspended sentence for online posts

China human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has received a suspended three-year sentence for “inciting ethnic hatred” and “picking quarrels” in online posts.

The sentence has the effect of barring Pu…

Chinese officers scuffle with protesters outside trial of human-rights lawyer

It took about three hours on Monday for a Chinese court to try a human-rights lawyer accused of “picking quarrels” and inciting ethnic hatred for his sarcastic posts on a…

Innocence project movement in China rises to aid the wrongfully convicted
China's death penalty train, widely believed to be the world's most active, is showing some signs of slowing down. And domestic innocence projects may be having an effect, though small,…
Chinese companies doing business in the US build barriers to legal remedies
While an increasing number of Chinese companies are doing business in the U.S., China has nevertheless built a legal firewall around its financial services firms by refusing to acknowledge the…
Chinese firms keep a low profile in the US, but ambitions grow
Book: 4 federal lawyers OK’d raid in which Bin Laden was slain before consulting AG Eric Holder

Working in such secrecy that even the U.S. attorney general was not consulted until the attack was about to take place, four senior federal lawyers drafted legal memos approving in…

Baby born on China Airlines flight diverted to Alaska eligible for US citizenship, official says

A Taiwanese woman who gave birth on Oct. 8 aboard a China Airlines flight to Los Angeles that was diverted to Alaska may have succeeded in what local media in…

Vivek Maru: Drawing the arc to global justice

After finishing at Harvard College and before entering Yale Law School, Vivek Maru, born and reared in the U.S., took off more than a year to live in a hut…

The Bluebook’s 20th edition prompts many musings from Bryan Garner
About 10 years ago, I was finishing a book for a friend of mine in London, the late Sir Robert Megarry, when in his mid-90s his health began to fail.…
China cracks down on lawyers said to have ‘sabotaged the legal order’

China’s crackdown on lawyers is likely intended to crush a movement to defend the rights of individuals, according to an editorial.

Chinese authorities have detained more than 200 lawyers and…

China detains or queries 100 lawyers, activists and others in sweep targeting human rights law firms

An unprecedented crackdown focused on one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers and her firm has resulted in the arrest and/or questioning of over 100 attorneys, activists and others…

8 of 10 men accused in shooting of teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai are acquitted

News reports earlier this year said 10 men charged in the 2012 shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl who subsequently became a Nobel laureate had been convicted and sentenced to life…

Opposing moves by U.S. firms in China show difficulty of overseas practice
Lawyer for doctor who helped US track down and kill Osama bin Laden is assassinated in Pakistan

A lawyer for a Pakistani physician who helped U.S. military forces track down and kill Osama bin Laden in 2011 has himself been killed in a vehicle ambush in…

Morgan Lewis announces merger with Singapore law firm

Morgan Lewis has announced a merger with Stamford Law Corp., a law firm with about 80 lawyers in Singapore.

The combined law firms will have about 2,000 lawyers and will…

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