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Legal news from Monday, August 19, 2013

[JURIST] Illinois Governor Pat Quinn [official website] on Sunday signed a gun safety bill [HB 1189 text] that will require background checks [press release] for all gun purchases in the state as well as the reporting of all lost and stolen guns. The new law expands the state's previous background … [read more]

[JURIST] Judge Ismail Baloch of the Pakistani anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday ordered investigators to produce former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] at the next hearing for the killing of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti, scheduled for September 10. Bugti was killed in a 2006 military operation ordered … [read more]

[JURIST] The Cairo Criminal Court on Monday reportedly ordered the release of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] in a long-pending corruption case. His lawyer said that he could be released within days [WP report], which would the first time he was free in more … [read more]

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