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Legal news from Saturday, September 19, 2015
by Steven Wildberger

Justice June Ross of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta on Friday ruled that former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr could visit his family in Toronto for two weeks and do so without an electronic monitoring bracelet. Born in Toronto, Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 following a firefight with American soldiers. At age 15, …

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by Bradley McAllister

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who alleged that Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash perpetuated a racketeering scheme in the US that led to her imprisonment in 2011. The court ruled …

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by Steven Wildberger

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday issued a ruling in Heller v. District of Columbia, ultimately upholding six and striking down four controversial elements of the Firearms Registration Amendment Act (FRA) and the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012. Created in response to the Supreme Court's striking down …

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by Bradley McAllister

The House of Councillors, Japan's upper house of parliament, on Saturday approved a measure that allows Japan's Self Defense Forces to deploy troops abroad for the first time since World War II. The legislation passed the lower house of Japan in July. The law was backed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's …

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