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Legal news from Sunday, April 8, 2012

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] heard arguments [oral argument, MP3] on Friday on Apple's request for a temporary injunction against distribution of Samsung's "Galaxy" products, but it seemed skeptical of Apple's arguments. Apple appealed a decision by the US District Court for the … [read more]

[JURIST] International Criminal Court [official website] Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] told the Associated Press on Friday that he is certain that fugitive Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony [BBC backgrounder] will be arrested this year [AP report]. Moreno-Ocampo pointed to the amount of publicity surrounding the recent campaign by Invisible … [read more]

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Wednesday signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) [S 2038, PDF], which prohibits members and employees of Congress, the president and thousands of other federal officials from using non-public knowledge in making investment decisions. The bipartisan legislation mandates public … [read more]

[JURIST] Wisconsin governor Scott Walker [official website] on Thursday and Friday signed 51 pieces of legislation [press release], including controversial bills regarding employment discrimination, sex education and abortion. Walker raised the ire of opponents [AP report] by quietly signing the various bills, then announcing the legislation the next afternoon, before … [read more]

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