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Legal news from Saturday, June 27, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

US President Barack Obama is considering issuing an executive order for the indefinite detention of some Guantanamo Bay detainees in order to facilitate the closure of the facility, two administration officials told the Associated Press Friday. According to the report, the move is being considered in response to Congress's reluctance to provide …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Canadian Supreme Court ruled 6-1 Friday that children under the age of 16 have the right to make decisions over their own medical treatment if they can demonstrate their decision-making ability, but upheld the constitutionality of statutory schemes that balance the best interests of the child with the right to individual autonomy. The case was …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Labor Tribunal of Papeete in French Polynesia on Friday considered for the first time a demand brought directly against the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) by or on behalf of eight former South Pacific test site workers. …

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