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Legal news from Thursday, January 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of New York on Tuesday upheld New York's strict gun law as constitutional but struck down a provision prohibiting gun owners to load more than seven rounds into a magazine. The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, known as the …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

The Utah Attorney General filed an application for stay with the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to block same-sex marriages pending the state's appeal of a US district judge's December 20 decision striking down the state's ban. Three similar applications to the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit have …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday signed into law a landmark anti-graft bill passed by parliament in December. The new law creates a corruption ombudsman with extensive power to prosecute politicians and civil servants to create a "bribe-free India." The bill was approved by parliament with support from both the ruling Congress and …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Tuesday that three Uighur Muslim detainees were transferred to Slovakia from the Guantanamo Bay military prison. The detainees, Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper, were the last three members of the Chinese ethnic minority being held at the facility since their 2001 capture in Pakistan. US …

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