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Legal news from Saturday, February 7, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett

Self-defense products company TASER International Inc. on Friday announced that Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will be receiving an order of cameras which will be worn by officers to record their actions in the field. Under the sales agreement, TASER will deliver 700 body cameras, costing an estimated $1 million. The sheriff's office was required to begin using …

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by Kimberly Bennett

Slovakia held a referendum on Saturday asking voters to decide whether marriage can only be a union between a man and a woman. The vote will also determine other rights for same-sex couples, such as the right to adopt a child and participate in sexual health education. A vote over 50 percent will be legally binding. Advocacy …

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by Taylor Brailey

Colorado lawmakers on Friday declined to pass a bill [HB 15-1135, PDF] that would have permitted medically assisted suicide for terminally-ill patients. If Colorado had enacted this law, it would have required two physicians to confirm that a patient was terminally ill. Further, patients would have been required to submit verbal and written statements regarding their intentions and would …

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