April 22, 2011
by Brian Jackson
Electronics manufacturer Samsung announced on Friday that it has filed patent infringement suits against Apple in three different countries. The suits, filed in South Korea, Japan and Germany, may be retaliation for infringement suits filed by Apple against Samsung last week. The two companies are ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by Brian Jackson
Idaho Governor CL "Butch" Otter on Wednesday signed into law a bill that would prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill had passed the state legislature earlier this month. The new law allows for limited exceptions to the ban, such as in the case of a risk of death or ...[read more]
April 8, 2011
by Brian Jackson
The UN announced Friday that investigators would enter Libya next week to begin looking into alleged human rights abuses by both rebels and the armed forces of leader Muammar Gaddafi. The inquiry into the conditions in Libya had been approved by a unanimous vote of members of the UN Human Rights ...[read more]
April 1, 2011
by Brian Jackson
The South Korean Constitutional Court on Thursday upheld a law allowing the government to bring criminal charges against any member of the military who has sex with another individual of the same gender. The law, which allows for prosecution even in the absence of a complaining witness, has been ...[read more]
March 30, 2011
by Brian Jackson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the consolidated cases of Isiogu v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. and Talk America Inc. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. on whether, pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, a state utility commission may require an incumbent carrier like ...[read more]
March 25, 2011
by Brian Jackson
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit by former assistant US Attorney Richard Convertino in which the former prosecutor accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of violating the Administrative Procedures Act and his right to privacy. Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the ...[read more]
March 23, 2011
by Brian Jackson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in JDB v. North Carolina on whether a court should consider a juvenile's age when determining whether the individual is in custody for purposes of the Miranda warning as set forth in Miranda v. Arizona. In this case, the juvenile student made ...[read more]
March 18, 2011
by Brian Jackson
The Obama administration on Thursday filed a brief in the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit contesting a request by plaintiff states to have the health care reform law appeal heard by an en banc court. The states had originally requested en banc review, along with an altered briefing ...[read more]
March 4, 2011
by Brian Jackson
The South Dakota State Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor to have an abortion. In addition to the waiting period, HB 1217 would require that pregnant women receive consultation at a "pregnancy help center" and that the women's ...[read more]
March 2, 2011
by Brian Jackson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases: one regarding the extent of immunity for a federal official and another regarding the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause. In Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd, former US attorney general John Ashcroft, appealed the decision of the US Court of ...[read more]

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