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Legal news from Saturday, September 4, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth

Over 100,000 people in 130 cities across France protested Saturday against the security policies of President Nicolas Sarkozy. The protesters called the expulsion of illegal Roma and a recent bid to ban the burqa, xenophobic and said they make minority groups scapegoats for France's crime problems. …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Canada has allocated $105 million to build new prison cells at four existing prisons in anticipation of a drastic increase in prisoners over the next several years. The Canadian government's plan envisages the creation of 2,700 new spaces at the prisons within three years, in response to an expected 25 percent increase in the number of …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

The US Court of Military Commission Review will hear en banc an appeal by former Osama Bin Laden driver Salim Ahmed Hamdan according to media reports. The decision was revealed late Friday in a one-page order given to attorneys working on Hamdan's case. Hamdan was convicted …

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