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Legal news from Monday, May 7, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California failed to reach a conclusion Monday in a copyright dispute between Oracle and Google. Oracle has alleged that Google's use of Java in its Android OS violates Oracle's patents and copyrights, seeking up to $1 billion in damages. While the jury did …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

Ali Mussa Daqduq, a former detainee of the US with ties to Hezbollah, was cleared of all charges in an Iraqi court, his lawyer said Monday. The US handed Daqduq over to Iraqi authorities in December as part of the end of the Iraq War. US President Barack Obama considered …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

The Israeli Supreme Court on Monday ruled against two Palestinian prisoners in their appeal seeking release from detention. Thaer Halahla and Bilal Diab have been placed in administrative detention, a legal method of incarcerating potentially dangerous individuals indefinitely without a trial. The two men, along with over 1,500 other Palestinian detainees in Israel have been refusing food …

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by Jennie Ryan

Bahraini authorities on Monday arrested prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, according to the country's Interior Ministry. According to his lawyer, Rajab was arrested for messages he posted on Twitter criticizing the Interior Ministry. Rajab is the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), a group that …

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by Jennie Ryan

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to immediately revoke a new law that criminalizes criticism of the Libya conflict and prohibits glorification of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The law prohibits speech that is detrimental to the "military efforts to …

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