The Law: Key Briefs

Without the high jinks and foofaraw that accompany most national conventions, the American Bar Association last week gaveled open its 85th annual meeting, settled down in San Francisco to the serious examination of the state of the law in the U.S. and the prospects for extending the rule of law throughout the world. Key briefs from some key speakers:

∙SUPREME COURT JUSTICE WILLIAM BRENNAN JR. called for an International Court of Habeas Corpus which would contribute to world peace by "repudiating, through an enforceable international rule of law, systematic and deliberate denial...

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