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Legal news Roundup - October 1, 2012

Compiled By Mallory Hendry

Canada

Manitoba's legal aid system slowed down by lack of private lawyers, Winnipeg Sun

Lawyer calls Canada's prostitution laws 'failed', The Globe and Mail

Former Vancouver Olympic chief threatens legal action against reporter, The National Post

United States

Gay 'conversion' therapy for minors banned, Reuters

Youth in California serving life sentences can now petition release after 25 years, Reuters

International

Appeal hearing rescheduled after Pussy Riot member fires lawyer, Reuters

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71-year-old Cambodian rights activist given 20 years in jail[/a], Reuters


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