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Legal news from Wednesday, April 11, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

The anti-trust division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint on Wednesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York accusing Apple and other major publishers of colluding to illegally fix electronic book (e-book) prices. The complaint alleges that Apple and publishing companies, including …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

A group of minorities in France has filed a lawsuit alleging police searches are conducted on the basis of racial profiling, according to a statement made by their lawyers and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) on Wednesday. The suit was filed (OSJI press release) in the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The Swiss Federal Administrative Court (FAC) on Wednesday ruled that Switzerland is not permitted to give the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a Credit Suisse client's account information. In a ruling that cannot be appealed, the court concluded that, because the IRS had requested information about a bank account holder …

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by Max Slater

The chief US military judge at Guantanamo Bay assigned himself on Monday to preside over the tribunals of five alleged plotters of the 9/11 terror attacks. Army Col. James Pohl scheduled the hearing for May 5, only a few days after the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden. …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

A complaint allegedly filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) could reopen a human rights lawsuit against Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, Reuters reported Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges wrongdoing by Humala during his service as an army officer in Peru's San Martin province during the 1990s. The suit was dismissed by a Peruvian court in …

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by Saheli Chakrabarty

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Tuesday proposed amendments to Virginia's voter ID legislation as passed by the General Assembly during the 2012 session. McDonnell's amendments include extending the time a voter would have to present an ID to the local electoral board to the Friday after the election, allowing for community college identification …

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by Max Slater

Former Philippines president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband Jose Miguel Arroyo pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges before a special anti-graft court in the Philippines. The corruption charges stem from a government contract that Arroyo signed with a Chinese telecommunications company called ZTE Corporation. A Philippines congressional probe in 2007 …

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by Katherine Getty

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday rejected the government's broad reading of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). This decision directly contradicts the rulings of three other appeals courts that did allow for a broader reading of the law. Writing for the 9-2 majority, Chief Justice Alex Kozinski …

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by Jamie Davis

National gay rights advocacy group Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed suit on behalf of eight same-sex couples against the state of Nevada claiming that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates their rights under the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. Many of the couples, including two women that have been together …

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by Jerry Votava

The Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill on Tuesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy, with an exception carved out only for medical emergencies. In addition to banning abortions after 20 weeks, the bill imposes other restrictions. It requires a woman seeking an abortion to receive an …

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by Jerry Votava

A panel of judges for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments on Tuesday over the constitutionality of new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations requiring cigarette packaging and advertisements to display more prominent graphic health warning labels. A federal judge issued a permanent injunction [JURIST …

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