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Legal news from Tuesday, November 17, 2009
by Amelia Mathias

The China Beijing No 1 Intermediary Court ruled on Monday that US software giant Microsoft had infringed upon the patent rights of local Chinese company Zhongyi Electronic. Zhongyi Electronic provided Chinese fonts for Microsoft to use in its Windows 1995 program, and claims that Microsoft had no right to continue using those fonts in later …

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by Matt Glenn

The District of Columbia Board of Election and Ethics ruled Tuesday that Washington DC's Jury and Marriage Act (JAMA) [DC ST § 46-405.01 text], which allows DC to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other jurisdictions, could not be challenged by a ballot initiative because overturning the law would violate the DC Human …

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by Sarah Miley

The German Federal Constitutional Court announced Tuesday that it upheld legislation prohibiting public support and justification of the Nazi regime. The ruling, made earlier this month, means that neo-Nazis are forbidden from assembling for the purposes of of approving, glorifying or justifying the Nazi regime. Violations are punishable by up to three …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Tuesday that more than 14,700 Americans have reported to the IRS previously hidden overseas bank accounts in response to a temporary forgiveness program, allowing delinquent taxpayers to avoid criminal prosecution for tax evasion by paying …

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by Jay Carmella

A US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit panel affirmed the conviction of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart on Tuesday, and ordered her to begin her prison sentence. Stewart, along with Mohammed Yousry and Ahmed Abdel Satter, were convicted of various crimes based on association with convicted …

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by Daniel Makosky

Rwandan rebel leader Ignace Murwanashyaka and deputy Straton Musoni were arrested in Germany on Tuesday on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges. Murwanashyaka is the leader of the predominantly Hutu Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). The two are accused of wielding “significant influence” over the militia’s operations …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Tuesday acquitted Catholic priest Hormisdas Nsengimana and ordered his immediate release. Nsengimma had been indicted on four counts of collaborating and ordering students to collaborate with the marauding Rwandan interahamwe, as well as …

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by David Manes

US State Department spokesman Ian Kelley confirmed Monday that the US will send an observer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the first time this year. The announcement was made earlier in the day by US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp, who said the …

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by Amelia Mathias

A 90-year-old German man has been charged with 58 counts of murder stemming from his involvement with the Nazi party during World War II. The man, who has not been named, was a member of an SS tank regiment and allegedly shot 57 Jews in a ditch outside of Duisburg, Austria, as part of a forced labor …

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by Matt Glenn

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for the third time vacated a trial court's sentence of former HealthSouth executive Ken Livesay for being too lenient Monday, remanding the case to the lower court with a demand that Livesay be sentenced to time in jail. Livesay pleaded guilty …

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by Matt Glenn

The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Monday overturned the genocide conviction and 20-year prison sentence for Protais Zigiranyirazo, ruling that the the prosecution had lacked sufficient evidence to convict him. Zigiranyirazo, the brother-in-law of former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, was found guilty …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday issued an apology to poor and underprivileged British children who were sent to Australia and other former British colonies over the last century with the supposed intention of giving them a better life, but were instead subjected to childhood of abuse and hard labor. It is believed that …

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