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Legal news from Monday, August 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Sunday signed a gun safety bill that will require background checks 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 check requirements, which covered gun purchases from licensed firearms dealers …

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by Endia Vereen

Judge Ismail Baloch of the Pakistani anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday ordered investigators to produce former president Pervez Musharraf 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 by Musharraf during his time as both president and army …

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by Endia Vereen

The Cairo Criminal Court on Monday reportedly ordered the release of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in a long-pending corruption case. His lawyer said that he could be released within days, which would the first time he was free in more than two years. It is unclear how Mubarak's release will …

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