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Legal news from Saturday, October 29, 2011
by Dan Taglioli

The Supreme Court of Canada Friday declared that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) does not have the power to award compensation for legal costs. The high court's 7-0 decision states that the language used in the relevant federal statute does not allow for the awarding of legal costs in the same …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

China passed new anti-terrorism legislation on Saturday that will amend current criminals laws by providing a definition of "acts of terror" and establish ways for security forces to deal with such acts. The law defines "terrorists" as "those who organize, plot and conduct terrorist acts as well as those who are members of terrorist groups," and terrorist acts as …

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by Dan Taglioli

Medical marijuana advocates Thursday filed suit in a California federal court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the federal government for its recent crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in the state. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) petitioned the US District Court for the Northern District of California to intervene in what the …

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