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Legal news from Sunday, August 28, 2011
by Aman Kakar

Cole County Circuit Court of Missouri issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday enjoining the State of Missouri from implementing Missouri Revised Statutes § 162.069.4, which prevents students and teachers from communicating through social networking sites that cannot be accessed by school administrators or parents. Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled that the …

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by Dan Taglioli

China's National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday adopted an interpretation of certain articles of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, removing lawsuits against sovereign nations from the jurisdiction of Hong Kong courts. The Standing Committee of the NPC adopted an interpretation that "stipulates that Hong's Kong's laws concerning …

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by Aman Kakar

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Friday ruled that there is a clearly-established First Amendment right to film police officers performing their duties in a public space. The case stems from a 2007 incident, when police officers arrested Simon Gilk after he openly recorded three police officers arresting …

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by Dan Taglioli

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Friday ruled on motions to dismiss made by British Petroleum (BP) and other defendants in litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Among other issues, Judge Carl Barbier ruled that all state law claims in the case …

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