Legal news from Sunday, July 27, 2008
16:07 EDT

[JURIST] Chicago's voluntary gun buy-back program brought in more than 6,800 weapons on Saturday as the city sought to address gun violence following the US Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller [Duke Law backgrounder; JURIST report]. Chicago's gun control laws are similar to the Washington, DC statutes [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of protesters gathered in cities throughout Bosnia and Serbia on Sunday to demonstrate their continued opposition to the arrest [JURIST report] of former Bosnian Serb leader and fugitive Radovan Karadzic [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive]. Serbian nationalists showed their support for Karadzic by wearing T-shirts displaying his image [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] in a special Saturday session passed [vote summary] by 72-13 the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 [HR 3221 materials], designed to address problems from the country's so-called "sub-prime mortgage collapse." The Act provides for government grants allowing municipalities to buy and redevelop foreclosed properties, [read more]

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