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Legal news from Saturday, September 5, 2015
by Bradley McAllister

Former Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina declared his innocence Friday at his hearing for corruption charges. Judge Migues Angel Galvez suspended proceedings until Tuesday. Molina resigned on Thursday amid corruption charges related to an alleged multimillion dollar customs fraud in Molina's administration. Molina was publicly charged for his role in propagating a scheme …

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by Bradley McAllister

The Hungarian National Assembly on Friday passed a number of emergency measures to address the recent mass migration into Europe. The bill declares a state of emergency in Hungary and establishes strict punishments, including jail time, for immigrants that violate its provisions. The new provision sets out criminal punishment for attempting …

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by Steven Wildberger

A judge for the US District Court for the Easter District of New York on Thursday ruled that a Long Island town's law preventing day laborers from soliciting work on sidewalks is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment. In ruling, Judge Denis Hurley stated, "he ordinance prohibits speech and conduct of an …

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by Steven Wildberger

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday ruled in favor of Ecuadorian villagers seeking to enforce a multi-billion dollar judgment against the Chevron Corporation. In 2011, the 30,000 villagers secured a $17.2 billion judgment in an Ecuador court against Chevron for environmental damage to a rain forest in the Lago Agrio region. Damages were …

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