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Legal news from Saturday, July 8, 2017
by Ram Eachambadi

The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale issued a joint statement on Friday apologizing to former Guantánamo detainee Omar Khadr for violating his rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). Freeland and Goodale's statement read:Today, we are announcing that the Government of …

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by Ram Eachambadi

UN member states voted 122-1 Friday to adopt the first ever multilateral legally binding treaty on nuclear disarmaments. The one vote against the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came from the Netherlands, while Singapore was absent at the conference. Among other things, the treaty prohibits 1) the developing, testing, …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The US Supreme Court issued an order Friday allowing enforcement of Wisconsin's fetal protection law. The law gives courts jurisdiction over an "unborn child" and "expectant mother" when the mother "habitually lacks self-control" in the use of alcohol and drugs "to a severe degree," creating a substantial risk to the health of the child. The district …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Friday that citizens have a First Amendment right to record police performing their duties. The court found that officers, "are public officials carrying out public functions, and the First Amendment requires them to bear bystanders recording their actions. This is vital to promote the access that …

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by Autumn Callan

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Hawaii on Thursday denied the state's attempt to exempt grandparents from President Donald Trump's travel ban. The state asked Judge Derrick Watson to interpret the scope of a ruling from the Supreme Court last month and was further defined …

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