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  • South African judge opens up

    An openly gay judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court recently hosted a launch for his new book in the foyer of the court, a symbol-laden structure partly built with exposed brick from the apartheid-era prison that once stood on the same hilltop. At the event, another judge praised Edwin Cameron, loftily describing their workplace as a shrine to democracy but also ribbing the colleague he sees often.


  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi signs into law the country's new Islamist-backed constitution late on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

    Former judge challenges Egypt's constitution

    The only female judge to sit on Egypt's highest court said Tuesday she has filed the first legal challenge against the country's highly contentious constitution, which cost her the seat she held.


  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Islamist-led assembly votes on Egyptian constitution

    An Islamist-dominated assembly began a fast-track vote on a final draft of a new Egyptian constitution Thursday, pushing through the document despite liberals' boycott in a move likely to stoke a deepening political crisis between the Islamist president and the opposition.


  • SKorean court ends law requiring real names online

    A South Korean court ended a law requiring Internet contributors to use their real names to leave comments, ruling unanimously Thursday that the policy undermined free speech.


  • IN THEIR FACE: Red Shirt protesters are demanding a vote as a way to unseat Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, but two corruption cases could do the work for them. (Associated Press)

    Two corruption cases haunt Thai leader

    Two corruption cases threaten to unseat Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, dissolve his political party and hobble the bickering coalition that administers Thailand's military-backed government.


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