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Legal news from Monday, October 1, 2012
by Brandon Gatto

California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill that will allow some illegal immigrants who came to the US as children to obtain state drivers licenses. Specifically, the legislation will amend the state's driver's license regulations to make hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants eligible to drive legally in California …

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by Brandon Gatto

The Bahrain Court of Cassation on Monday upheld jail sentences issued to nine medics convicted for their involvement in Bahrain's pro-democracy uprising in February and March of 2011, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported. According to BNA, the medics were working at Salmaniya Medical Complex, and, during the time of the uprising, "took …

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by Dan Taglioli

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday violated a court-ordered travel ban when he left the capital city of Male on what was supposed to be the first day of his now-postponed trial for abuse of power. In anticipation of the Monday proceedings the Hulhumale Magistrate Court issued an order last week prohibiting Nasheed …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

A Moscow court on Monday delayed an appellate hearing for three members of the Russian feminist activist group Pussy Riot after band member Ekaterina Samutsevich unexpectedly fired her lawyer. The move led prosecutors to accuse the defense of causing deliberate delays. However defense lawyer Nikolai Polozov said that Samutsevich may have …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill that bans therapy intended to change the sexual orientation of minors. California is the first state to pass a law banning this type of therapy. The bill was supported by the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter, the …

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