Monday, July 9, 2007

On July 9, ...

... 1900, the Commonwealth of Australia was established and Australia's Constitution entered into force when Britain's Queen Victoria signed a Royal Commission of Assent (right) to those events.
... 1986, a U.S. commission issued a 1,960-page report that found "a 'causal relationship' between certain kinds of pornography and acts of sexual violence." A commission recommendation that local prosecutors seize materials "to 'literally put many pornographers out of business'' and to ''substantially eliminate obscenity businesses'" was "constitutionally foreclosed" by the Supreme Court's 1989 decision in Fort Wayne Books, Inc. v. Indiana, Linda Greenhouse wrote.
... 2004, in its advisory opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the International Court of Justice ruled that in building a wall around territory in Palestine, Israel acted "contrary to international law." A 2005 symposium on the decision begins volume 99 of the American Journal of International Law.

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