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January 1, 1975 Bonn

“Lex Baader-Meinhof,” or the “Baader-Meinhof Laws” become effective. These laws, which are amendments to the “Basic Law,” West Germany’s quasi-constitution, allow the courts to exclude a lawyer from defending a client merely if there is suspicion of the lawyer “forming a criminal association with the defendant.” The new laws also allow for trials to continue [read all]