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Legal news from Wednesday, May 10, 2017
by Jennifer Suder

A Canadian Federal Court ruled on Wednesday that certain provisions of the Citizen Act violate principles of fundamental justice under Canada's Bill of Rights. Judge Jocelyne Gagne, who ruled over eight cases involving the law, struck down provisions that prevented people from challenging their loss of Canadian status over alleged lies on residency or citizenship …

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by Miracle Jones

The US Senate on Tuesday rejected a measure that would rollback methane gas regulations. HJ Res 36 was a joint measure which sought to provide Congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation". The rule controlled for the amount …

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by William Theisen

The International Court of Justice on Wenesday scheduled a public hearing to resolve a dispute over an Indian man accused of spying after receiving notice from Indian officials that a Pakistani military court has sentenced the man to death. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, an Indian national and former member of the Indian Navy, …

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by William Theisen

Chinese human rights lawyers Xie Yang and Li Heping were released from prison Tuesday after being detained for nearly two years on charges of attempting to subvert the country's ruling Communist Party. The two activists were originally rounded up in July of 2015, along with hundreds of other activists and lawyers, in the so-called "7-09 Crackdown". A video …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Delaware House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would reinstate the death penalty. The House voted a 24-16 on House Bill 125, designated the Extreme Crimes Protection Act. The bill requires juries to unanimously agree that aggravating circumstances in a murder warrant a death sentence. Sponsors of the bill hope that this amendment …

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by Akira Tomlinson

US President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. Trump said he acted under direction from both the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. A letter written to former FBI Director states that his leadership was ineffective and that a new leader is needed to restore public trust …

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