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Legal news Roundup - August 8, 2012

Compiled By Siobhan McClelland

Canada

Citizens group takes Metrolinx to court over rail service plan to Toronto airport, The Globe and Mail

Vancouver to clampdown on unlicenced sex shops, Vancouver Sun

Canadian politicians hob-nobbed with Winnipeg businessman, not knowing he was convicted of money-laundering, Edmonton Journal

United States

Military contractor to pay $7.5 m fine to settle charges of arms-sales violations, Reuters

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Competitive cheerleading not a sport, federal appeals court rules[/a], Reuters

International

Australian court rules motel owner's refusal to rent room to sex worker was discriminatory, Washington Post

Russian court reduces prison sentence for oil tycoon's associate, The New York Times

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