Iraqi Legal System: A Work in Progress

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62870-2003Sep11.html The Washington Post today profiles the "incomplete effort to resurrect the Iraqi legal system," where authority is still divided between the U.S. military and Iraqi police and judges. More than 300 courts are open and hearing cases, according to a spokesman for the occupation authority. But U.S. military officials still have a say. Sometimes they get involved in a case when they shouldn't, said Maj. Bernard Bercik, 46, an Army Reserve lawyer with . . .

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