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Legal news from Saturday, February 11, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

American Tradition Partnership, Montana Shooting Sports Association and Champion Painting have petitioned the US Supreme Court to reverse the decision by the Montana Supreme Court in Western Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Montana that upheld a Montana campaign finance law banning corporate independent expenditures to state political campaigns and candidates. The three …

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by Michael Haggerson

Apple brought suit against Motorola Mobility in the US District Court for the Southern District of California on Friday seeking an injunction to stop Motorola from bringing patent claims against Apple in Germany. Motorola's suit in Germany is over patent no. 6,359,898. Apple contends that Motorola's German suit …

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by Jamie Davis

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed its concern over the trial of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon, which involve his investigations of acts that occurred during the Spanish Civil War. Spokesperson for the OHCHR, Rupert Colville, indicated that judges should not be criminally charged for investigations …

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by Jamie Davis

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday denied a request filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) to hold an en banc hearing to reconsider a challenge to a Texas law that requires doctors to perform a sonogram on women before an abortion. The court's …

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