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Legal news from Sunday, June 2, 2013
by G. Redd

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Turkish police Sunday to use non-violent tactics with civilians protesting the renovation of a rare public green space in Istanbul. Police forces dispersed peaceful protests with tear gas, water canons and plastic bullets, triggering wider public protests across the country. The historic park has symbolic meaning to minority political parties, …

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by Blake Lynch

The Illinois Senate on Friday approved a measure that permits residents to carry concealed guns. The approval of this bill follows a ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that held that Illinois' previous concealed carry prohibition was unconstitutional because the ban violated the Second Amendment. Illinois …

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by Blake Lynch

Egypt's highest court, the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC), on Sunday held that the country's legislature and constitutional panel were illegally elected. While the constitutional panel has already dissolved, the legislature's upper house, the Shura Council, will not be dissolved until the parliament's lower chamber is elected later this year or in early 2014. …

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