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443 ABA Journal North America articles.

Khadr, 20, Starts 6th Year at Gitmo Jail

Although he scored a big legal victory June 4, when the U.S. government–at least for now–was told by a military court that its terrorism charges against him are invalid, Omar…

Appeals Judge Seeks Secret Trials (Not)

A 7th Circuit judge reportedly created a stir amongst visitors from the Australian legal community at a recent Chicago conference, when he allegedly advocated secret trials for terrorists, among other…

Canadian Policy Offers a Lesson for US

With twice as many immigrants coming into the country annually as in the U.S., Canada’s system–which otherwise is similar to proposed legislation in Congress–offers cautionary lessons about what doesn’t work.

Lawyer, 82, Oldest Ontario Bar Admittee

An 82-year-old Atlanta lawyer apparently has become the oldest member of the profession ever to be “called to the bar” to practice law in Ontario, Canada.

Although three other lawyers…

Guard Changing at Cozen O’Connor

The guard is about to change Cozen O’Connor, a 546-lawyer Philadelphia-based law firm known as an international insurance coverage powerhouse.The two name partners, although they have signed employment contracts to…

700 Arrests in Global Pedophile Ring

Police have arrested more than 700 suspects in a global pedophile ring and rescued 31 children thought to be victims.

About 200 of the suspects are from Britain, the government’s…

No Girlfriend Allowed, Defendant Told

A Canadian judge has ordered a 24-year-old man to stay away from intimate relationships for the next three years.

Justice Rhys Morgan said he issued the order to protect the…

Judge Tosses Charges Against Gitmo Detainee

A military judge today threw out charges against a Guantanamo detainee who was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan.

However, Army Col. Peter Brownback said the dismissal was without…

Feeling the Heat

The Growing Debate Over Climate Change Takes on Legal Overtones