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Legal news from Sunday, April 8, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard arguments 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 Northern District of California that allowed some of …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told the Associated Press on Friday that he is certain that fugitive Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony will be arrested this year. Moreno-Ocampo pointed to the amount of publicity surrounding the recent campaign by Invisible Children to capture Kony as evidence that people …

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by Matthew Pomy

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act), 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 disclosure of new transactions exceeding $1,000 in an online database …

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by Matthew Pomy

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on Thursday and Friday signed 51 pieces of legislation, including controversial bills regarding employment discrimination, sex education and abortion. Walker raised the ire of opponents by quietly signing the various bills, then announcing the legislation the next afternoon, before what for many is a holiday weekend. One bill of …

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