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A Colorado judge will get $100,000 from the FBI to settle a suit over the release of notes containing unsubstantiated allegations that the judge had used drugs. State District Judge Claude W. Appel sued in October after the FBI released notes to the state Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation. The notes were originally part of an investigation into a private attorney that didn’t involve the judge … One year at law school just isn’t enough, says the director-general of the Nigeria Law School, Chief Kayode Jegede, who isn’t happy with the quality of some students. He also slammed lawyers in general for being involved in shady deals and criticized insufficient facilities at the law school … An outdated cybercrime law is getting a revamp in Britain, where the single law dealing with the subject has been deemed inadequate to handle growing computer crime. Other countries are expected to closely watch what Britain does and use it in helping to polish their own cybercrime laws. One critic said only 240 British police officers are trained in basic computer forensics … A Connecticut pub can keep flying its Irish flag, after a Superior Court judge ended a nearly 2-year-old zoning dispute by ruling the flag of Ireland is not a commercial sign. Judge Thomas Corradino ruled that the flag is not subject to zoning regulations. Town officials said the Irish flag, unlike the American flag also flying outside the bar, was an “unauthorized sign in violation” of zoning regulations … The conviction of Tak Sun Tan, the gang member convicted of killing Oscar-winning actor Haing Ngor, has been overturned by a federal judge in Los Angeles. The action gives final approval to a decision by a lower court judge, who had said that prosecutors manipulated the jury’s sympathies when describing horrors that Ngor experienced in Cambodia’s killing fields. Tan, currently serving a 56-year-to-life sentence for the slaying, killed Ngor after the actor refused to give him a heart-shaped locket containing a photograph of his wife, who died in a work camp in Cambodia while giving birth.

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