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Legal news from Saturday, February 25, 2012
by Michael Haggerson

Lawyers for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group notified the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday that they plan to appeal the ruling earlier this week in the US District Court for the Northern District of California that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. …

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by Michael Haggerson

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a suit on Friday from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a consumer privacy group, asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Google's proposed privacy policy changes. EPIC brought suit against the FTC earlier …

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by Jamie Davis

A Milan court on Saturday dismissed corruption charges against former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, finding that the statute of limitations had expired. Berlusconi was on trial for allegedly bribing his British tax lawyer, David Mills, to lie when testifying about Berlusconi and his holding company Fininvest in two trials that took place in …

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by Jamie Davis

A pro-same-sex marriage group in Maine, EqualityMaine, has gathered enough signatures to place a same-sex marriage referendum on the November ballot. The question reads: "Do you favor a law allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples that protects religious freedom by ensuring no religion or clergy be required to perform such a marriage in violation …

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