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Legal news from Tuesday, March 8, 2011
by Daniel Makosky

The Texas House of Representatives on Monday voted 107-42 to approve legislation that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound before the procedure is performed. The bill requires doctors to conduct a vaginal ultrasound and display the images at least 24 hours prior to an abortion, …

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by Daniel Makosky

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday issued a preliminary injunction barring the enforcement of a recent Ecuadorian court judgment against US oil company Chevron. The injunction blocks plaintiffs from attempting to secure $8.6 billion in damages from the company, which …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued summons for six Kenyans suspected of inciting the 2007-2008 post-election violence. In December, ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo identified the six suspects, including current Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and several Ministry heads. All six are believed to have …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday ordered two Darfur rebel leaders to stand trial for war crimes. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain (Banda) and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus (Jerbo) are suspected in connection with the September 2007 attack on African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops at Haskanita, which resulted …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday ordered both Costa Rica and Nicaragua to remove all personnel from the disputed border region. Costa Rica filed a complaint with the ICJ in November accusing Nicaragua of violating its territorial integrity and damaging protected wetlands. Tuesday's order is a preliminary measure …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Alaska refused Monday to order Exxon Mobil to pay an additional $92 million in damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Under a 1991 settlement agreement, Exxon paid $900 million in civil damages. The US and Alaskan government sought …

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by John Paul Putney

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a non-binding advisory opinion Tuesday that the planned European and Community Patent Court (ECPC) is incompatible with EU law. The ruling is a significant setback for EU governments that have been negotiating for a unified EU patent system for over 30 years. The drive to unify the patent process …

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by John Paul Putney

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay pressed Tunisia and Egypt on Tuesday to ensure that women's rights receive constitutional protection and to include women in the dialogue to shape the future of their countries. Pillay's statement came in conjunction with International Women's Day. The High Commissioner expressed concern that constitutional reforms in Egypt were …

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