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Ratifying and Implementing Trade and Investment Treaties in Canada

Ratifying and Implementing Trade and Investment Treaties in Canada
Source: Parliamentary Library of Canada

Under Canada’s constitutional system, the conduct of foreign affairs is a royal prerogative power of the federal Crown.

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Legal And Law Enforcement

Commander's Legal Handbook 2013

Commander’s Legal Handbook 2013 (PDF)
Source: Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, United States Army

This Handbook is designed to assist you in taking proper immediate action when faced with a variety of legal issues that might arise during your command.

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Legal And Law Enforcement

Last Words: A Survey and Analysis of Federal Judges' Views on Allocution in Sentencing

Last Words: A Survey and Analysis of Federal Judges’ Views on Allocution in Sentencing
Source: Social Science Research Network

Allocution — the penultimate stage of a criminal proceeding at which the judge affords defendants an opportunity to speak their last words before sentencing — is a centuries-old right in criminal cases, and academics have theorized about the various purposes it serves.

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Government And Politics

CRS -- Abortion: Judicial History and Legislative Response (updated)

Abortion: Judicial History and Legislative Response (PDF)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded in Roe v.

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Government And Politics

The State of the Discordant Union: An Empirical Analysis of DMCA Takedown Notices

The State of the Discordant Union: An Empirical Analysis of DMCA Takedown Notices
Source: Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Forthcoming (via SSRN)

By conducting a census on half-a-million takedown notices and more than 50 million takedown requests in its datasets, this paper takes a detailed and systematic look at the state of the takedown process from an empirical perspective.

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Police resources in Canada, 2013

Police resources in Canada, 2013
Source: Statistics Canada

In a period of fiscal pressures coupled with growing policing responsibilities, discussions regarding the economics of policing are taking place.

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State Policy Trends: More Supportive Legislation, Even As Attacks on Abortion Rights Continue

State Policy Trends: More Supportive Legislation, Even As Attacks on Abortion Rights Continue
Source: Guttmacher Institute

The 2014 legislative session got off to a fast start, with legislators introducing a combined 733 provisions related to sexual and reproductive health and rights in nearly all the states that have legislative sessions this year (legislatures in Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas will not meet in 2014).

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