May 6, 2015
by Matt Belenky
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) launched a website on Tuesday aimed at disproving the myths of albinism, the rare condition which is still misunderstood both socially and medically. Albinism affects from one in 5,000 to one in 15,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa, ...[read more]
May 4, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari and consolidated a pair of cases that concern the scope of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authority to regulate demand response technology based on its impact on wholesale electricity rates under the Federal Power Act (FPA). The ...[read more]
May 3, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern Friday over actions by Burundi authorities ahead of its upcoming presidential elections. OHCHR Spokesman Rupert Colville noted in particular the detention of hundreds of people in overcrowded prisons, the use of live ...[read more]
April 27, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases on Monday. In Spokeo v. Robins, the court is asked to determine whether Congress may confer Article III standing upon a plaintiff who suffers no concrete harm and who therefore could not otherwise invoke the jurisdiction of a federal court, by ...[read more]
April 20, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in appeal brought by Rajat Gupta, the former director of the Goldman Sachs Group Inc, for his 2012 insider trading conviction. The petition submitted to the Supreme Court argued erroneous utilization of Federal Rule of Evidence 403 and noted a ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases regarding federal patent law on Tuesday. In Commil USA, LLC v Cisco Systems, Inc., the court must decide whether the federal circuit erred in holding that a defendant's belief that a patent is invalid constitutes a defense to induced ...[read more]
March 25, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday held in a 7-2 decision that a ruling from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) may be sufficient to establish issue preclusion in a patent dispute. The case of B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. centers around the similarity of a trademark ...[read more]
March 24, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court their ruled Tuesday in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund that a statement of opinion does not qualify as an "untrue statement" even if the opinion ultimately turns out to be incorrect. The federal government filed a claim against Omnicare, ...[read more]
March 24, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in two cases. In Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. the court heard arguments on whether the state of Texas violated the First Amendment rights of the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans when a state motor ...[read more]
March 4, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transporation, Inc. that Alabama should be able to justify its decision to assess on railroads a fuel tax that it does not assess on motor carriers. The 7-2 ruling against CSX Transportation Inc. reversed the decision ...[read more]

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