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Legal news from Sunday, August 5, 2012
by Jerry Votava

Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday denied a motion filed by Apple requesting that the court sanction Samsung Electronics, and declare an immediate victory in the patent infringement trial. Apple filed the motion with Koh, accusing Samsung of "litigation misconduct" …

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by Jerry Votava

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) reported Friday that Zainab Al-Khawaja, the daughter of jailed pro-democracy activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, was detained Thursday by Bahraini police after protesting alone in Al Qadam. The BCHR alleged that Al-Khawaja was subject to verbal assault, threats and rough handling. On Saturday she was …

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by Jennie Ryan

A judge in the Washington County Circuit Court of Oregon ruled Friday that a death row inmate is not required to accept clemency granted to him by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. Last December, Kitzhaber granted clemency to convicted murderer Gary Haugen after Haugen voluntarily waived all further appeals in order to speed up his execution …

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by Jennie Ryan

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday appealed a federal judge's order blocking the enforcement of provisions of the state's voter registration laws. Abbott asked the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to stay the order blocking enforcement of the law arguing that it will cause confusion among voters. Among the provisions blocked …

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