Legal news from Saturday, October 29, 2011

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

[JURIST] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] Medical marijuana advocates Thursday filed suit [press release] 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) [advocacy website] petitioned [complaint, PDF] the US District Court for the Northern … [read more]

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