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Legal news from Sunday, November 8, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

Citizens of Myanmar on Sunday voted in the country's first openly contested national election in 25 years. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is expected to easily secure victory, although Suu Kyi is not allowed to assume the presidency. The election is a landmark event in a country where …

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by Dominic Yobbi

President Barack Obama on Friday announced that he has rejected a request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The president cited climate change as the primary reason in which he is not allowing construction of the pipeline, which was proposed to be nearly 1,200 miles long and would transport approximately …

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by Jacqueline Jones

California Governor Jerry Brown, on Friday, introduced a proposal for a single-drug execution process. The new protocol would replace the existing three-drug execution protocol. The state would be allowed to determine one of four drugs to use on a case by case basis including: amobarbital, pentobarbital, secobarbital and thiopental. California has more than 700 …

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