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Legal news from Sunday, January 15, 2012
by Julia Zebley

In a speech on Sunday, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa promised to amend the nation's constitution to allow the National Assembly more oversight of ministers and cabinet members. If passed, the amendments would allow both houses of the National Assembly to monitor one another, as well as minister and cabinet appointments, …

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by Matthew Pomy

In a statement at a conference on democracy in the Arab world Sunday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon demanded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad end the violence against the Syrian people. In his speech, Ban indicated that it is time for Assad to usher in democracy and recognize that the days of one-man …

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by Julia Zebley

Two business advocacy groups filed motions in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday, contesting the constitutionality of US President Barack Obama's recent recess appointments. The National Right to Work Foundation (NRWF) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) contend that the recess appointments …

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by Matthew Pomy

Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, amid a growing controversy over a previous declaration that non-resident same-sex marriages performed in Canada are not legal unless recognized by the participants' home countries, indicated Friday that the Canadian government considers all same-sex marriages performed in Canada to be legal, and that the Civil Marriage Act …

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