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Legal news from Tuesday, April 3, 2012
by Sung Un Kim

The Office of Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said Tuesday that the ICC lacks jurisdiction to investigate allegations of crimes committed in Palestine during the 2008-2009 Gaza conflict. After considering arguments from both sides as to whether the Office of the Prosecutor could proceed with the investigations, …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) on Tuesday granted prosecutors' warrant petition for the arrest of a former leader of the Islamist group Jamaat e Islami (JI) for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors have accused 64-year-old Abul Kalam Azad, also known as "Bachchu Razakar," of murder, rape, destruction of property …

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by Brandon Gatto

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday expressed concern over political and security instability in Mali, and how ongoing fighting between government forces and Tuareg rebels will affect Malians forced to flee their homes in search of safety. UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming told reporters the the north of the country is …

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by Max Slater

A group of same-sex couples filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on the grounds that the law discriminates against same-sex couples in which one of the partners is a foreign national. In the lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District …

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by Hillary Stemple

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Monday filed charges in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) alleging that the bank was involved in an illegal futures trading scheme known as "wash trading" from 2007-2010. Under the alleged …

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by Keith Herting

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld a 1996 amendment to the California Constitution which bars preferential treatment for "any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting." Though …

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by Hillary Stemple

The full Federal Court of Australia ruled Tuesday that Google Inc. engaged in advertising practices that were deceptive and misleading, resulting in a violation of the country's consumer protection laws. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought the case against Google challenging an advertising practice where advertisements were generated that indicated that …

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by Andrea Bottorff

Solitary confinement conditions in Arizona's maximum security prisons violate international human rights law, according to a report published Monday by Amnesty International (AI). The report describes isolation conditions in maximum security prisons run by the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC), especially the Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC)-Eyman in Florence, Arizona. According to …

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by Michael Haggerson

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Rehberg v. Paulk that government officials have the same immunity for grand jury testimony under a 42 USC § 1983 action as they do for trial testimony. Petitioner Rehberg was indicted three separate times for aggravated assault, battery and making harassing phone calls, largely …

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by Michael Haggerson

Settlement negotiations between Oracle and Google mediated by the US District Court for the Northern District of California broke down on Friday. The case is now set to head for trial on April 16. Oracle has alleged that Google's use of Java in its Android OS violates Oracle's patents and …

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