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Legal news from Sunday, July 27, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

Chicago's voluntary gun buy-back program brought in more than 6,800 weapons on Saturday as the city sought to address gun violence following the US Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. Chicago's gun control laws are similar to the Washington, DC statutes struck down by the Supreme Court, and the city is …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Thousands of protesters gathered in cities throughout Bosnia and Serbia on Sunday to demonstrate their continued opposition to the arrest of former Bosnian Serb leader and fugitive Radovan Karadzic. Serbian nationalists showed their support for Karadzic by wearing T-shirts displaying his image and the phrase "Serbian Hero". Protesters also carried …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The US Senate in a special Saturday session passed by 72-13 the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008, designed to address problems from the country's so-called "sub-prime mortgage collapse." The Act provides for government grants allowing municipalities to buy and redevelop foreclosed properties, and would allow the federal government to provide additional financial …

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