WOMAN IS NOT WELCOME ON BENCH IN IRAQI CITY

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/31/international/worldspecial/31JUDG.html?hp The Marine colonel supervising government reconstruction in Najaf, Iraq, indefinitely postponed the swearing in of the city’s first-ever female judge after her appointment provoked a wave of resentment, the New York Times reports. The firestorm was emblematic of the tension between the American desire to leave an imprint on the levers of government in
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